Community Development and Planning
Community Development and Planning Contact Information
Community Development and Planning Department
Room 230, City/County Building
316 N. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59623
Department Phone: (406) 447-8374
Department Email: Email
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Part 2 Zoning in the Helena Valley
Citizens were very involved in the 2015 Helena Valley Area Growth Policy, which focused on addressing Five Key Issues:Water, Wastewater, Roads, Fire Protection and Flooding. The Growth Policy created the vision for a new approach to growth management in the Valley; and the proposed zoning is the tool needed to address the growth constraints and respond to them appropriately.
While there are currently 35 Citizen-Initiated Part 1 zoning districts in Lewis and Clark County, Part 2 County-Initiated zoning would affect the majority of the Helena Valley. Proposed are three different types of zone districts intended to support a rural lifestyle, along with both urban and suburban districts for additional lifestyle options.
County Planners will present recommendations to the Planning Board, with follow-up meetings to the Board of County Commissioners for approval and implementation in 2020.
More information can be found at www.lccountymt.gov/cdp.html or by calling 406-447-8374 or emailing planning(at)lccountymt.gov.
Special Zone District No. 51
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners held a public meeting wherein the Board adopted a resolution creating boundaries for the District.
To learn more about the next steps in the zoning process, please feel free to contact the Community Development and Planning Department at (406) 447-8374 or via email.
Fort Harrison Urban Growth Area and Rural Growth Area Zone District
The Helena Valley Planning Area includes a multitude of Special Zoning Districts (Citizen Initiated Zoning) as well as County initiated zoning in the area around Fort Harrison. You can view a location map of these zoning districts below and can download this map here. In addition, copies of the Fort Harrison Rural Growth Area Zone District can be downloaded here and copies of the Fort Harrison Urban Growth Area Zone District can be downloaded here.