AGENDA-Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Miller Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
2825 3rd Avenue North, Billings, Montana  

The City Zoning Commission will hold its public hearing in the 1st Floor Conference Room at 2825 3rd Avenue North (Miller Building). All interested persons are invited to attend in person or view the meeting on-line on the Billings-Planning & Community Services Facebook Page here; .
A public comment phone line is available for on-line viewers to provide testimony during the specific Public Comment periods announced by the Chairman during the hearings. The call in phone number is (406)237-6165. All callers will be in a queued system and are asked to remain on hold and be patient. Calls will be taken in the order in which they are received. Callers will be restricted to 3 minutes of testimony as is customary.
Call the meeting to order.
Introduction of City Zoning Commission Members and Planning Department Staff.
Public Comment
Approval of Minutes:
  The minutes of the Board meeting of September 7, 2021. Click to View
 Disclosure of any Conflict of Interest-Members of the Commission and Staff
Disclosure of an Outside (Ex Parte Communication)-Members of the Commission and Staff
a.The Exparté Communication Binder is available at the Sign-In and Agenda Station.
Regular Business:
A.   Opening of public hearings.
B.   Reading of rules for the procedure by which the public hearings will be conducted.
C.   Reading of notices of the public hearings on the following items:
Public Hearings:
a.   City Zone Change 999 -733 S 31st St W- CMU1 to CMU2 - A zone change request from Corridor Mixed Use 1 (CMU1) to Corridor Mixed Use 2 (CMU2) on Lot 4, Block 16A of Lampman Subdivision, an 62,464 Square foot parcel of land. A pre-application neighborhood meeting was held on August 12, 2021, at 733 S. 31st  Street. Tax ID: A290320
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b.   City Zone Change 1000- 436 Wicks Lane- N2 to NO - From N2 to NO - A zone change request from Mid-Century Neighborhood (N-2) to Neighborhood Office (NO), on Lot 10, Block 1 of Arrowhead Subdivision, a .288 acre parcel of land. A pre-application neighborhood meeting was held on August 25, 2021, via Zoom virtual meeting. Tax ID: A02533A
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c.   Zone Change 1001 - Text Amendment for Marijuana Business Regulations– a zoning text amendment initiated by the City Council on September 13, 2021, to allow marijuana businesses within the city limits in certain zone districts, and to establish use standards that include separation distances from parks, churches, schools, day care centers, youth centers and residential zones. Click to View
Other Business/Announcements
The City Council has designated Monday, October 25, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. as the date and time to receive the Zoning Commission recommendation and conduct a public hearing for the first reading of the ordinance for this zone change request. If approved on first reading, a second reading public hearing will occur on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm.

Before taking any action on an application for a zone change, the City Council shall first consider the findings and recommendations of the City Zoning Commission. In no case shall the City Council approve a zone change other than the one advertised. The City Council shall take one of the following actions on the zone change requests: 1) approve the application; 2) deny the application; 3) allow withdrawal of the application; or 4) delay the application for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.

As provided in Montana Code Annotated, Section 76-2-305(2), in the event of a protest petition against such zone change signed by the owners of twenty-five (25) percent or more of: (1) the area of the lots included in any proposed change; or (2) those lots or units, as defined in MCA 70-23-102, one hundred fifty (150) feet from a lot included in a proposed change, such proposed amendment shall not become effective except by the favorable vote of two-thirds ( 2/3) of the present and voting members of the city council. For purposes of this protest provision interest in the common elements of the condominium, as expressed in the declaration, included in the calculation of the protest. If the property, as defined in 70-23-102, spans more than one lot, the percentage of the unit owner's undivided interest in the common elements must be multiplied by the total number of lots upon which the property is located. The percentage of the unit owner's undivided interest must be certified as correct by the unit owner seeking to protest a change or by the presiding officer of the association of unit owners. The protest petition must be received in the Planning Division office by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the first reading of the ordinance by the City Council.

Testimony regarding the above-mentioned item may also be submitted in writing to the Planning Division, 2825 3rd Avenue North, 4th Floor, Miller Building, Billings, MT 59101 (247-8676) or to the Mayor and City Council, P.O. Box 1178, Billings, MT 59103.

Additional information on any of these items is available in the Planning and Community Services Office. Public hearings are accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. Special arrangements for participation in the public hearings by individuals with hearing, speech, or vision impairment may be made upon request at least three days prior to the hearing. Please notify Robbin Bartley, Administrative Assistant, at 247-8676 or e-mail to



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