Project Re:Code


City of Billings & Yellowstone County

  First major overhaul of city and county zoning regulations in 45 years


This webpage is intended to be a place where you can find out current and timely information on the work of the steering committee, locate research and resource materials, and connect with committee members and staff working on Project ReCode.

Hello Project ReCode contributors, Steering Committee and Working Group members,

The City Council and Board of County Commissioners are receiving the final code for adoption and will be conducting work sessions and public hearings in the next few weeks.

I appreciate, and I am sure the City Council and County Commissioners appreciate, all of the hard work you have done over the last three + years to help us improve the codes for the City & County.

The decision on adoption of the codes is up to these elected officials.

If you want to listen in or participate during the adoption hearings, here is your chance to join in!

           Monday, November 2, 2020: 5:30 pm (start time)

          City Council Work Session #2

          Public Call In Phone = 406-237-6196

          Watch Live of Community 7 TV - Channel 7 or 507 on Spectrum Cable, and viewed online              at www.comm7tv.com

          Read the Staff Report: Project ReCode Session #2

           Monday, November 9, 2020 : 5:30 pm (Start time)

          City Council Public Hearing and 1st reading of the new zoning code

          Public Call In Phone = 406-237-6196

          Watch Live of Community 7 TV - Channel 7 or 507 on Spectrum Cable, and viewed online              at www.comm7tv.com

          Read the Staff Report: (published next week) Project ReCode Public Hearing and 1st    reading

           Tuesday, November 10, 2020: 9:30 am (Start time)

          Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

          Public Call in Phone: (866) 876-1424, follow the prompts, and use access code        6002703#

          In person attendance allowed – masks and social distancing required – 316 N 26th St – 3rd Floor Stillwater Building

          Watch Live of Community 7 TV - Channel 7 or 507 on Spectrum Cable, and viewed online             at www.comm7tv.com

          Read the Staff Report: (published next week) November 10 Public Hearing

 If you missed one or more of our public hearings with the City and County Zoning Commissions this summer and fall, these were recorded by Community 7 TV and are available on their Facebook page or on the Billings Planning & Community Services Facebook page.


Project ReCode Fact Sheets Nov 2020

Project ReCode City Zoning Side by Side Comparison



Project Re:Code Zoning Code Assessment Billings and Yellowstone County October 2018.  


City of Billings Pattern Guide Webpage Published!

Planning Division announces major project milestone and educational webpage.

The new City of Billings Pattern Guide is designed to provide guidance to homeowners, home builders, and small business owners looking to invest in the First Neighborhoods of Billings.

The webpages feature detailed information on Billings’ First Neighborhoods  – South Side, North Park, Pioneer Park and Central Terry. The First Neighborhoods of Billings are close-in residential areas around Downtown. Three additional neighborhood pages will be coming forward in the near future – West Central, Heights and West Shiloh.

The authors and designers, Billings Metro Vista members Claire Yang and Jacob Cote, crunched through mountains of info and data to craft this guide and educational resource for all Billings residents.