Happenings in Valley West and The Lakes

Yellowstone Fiber goes live in The Lakes: Following a ribbon cutting ceremony September 19, 2022 at the West Pavilion, The Lakes is part of the first residential district to received fiber optic internet service from Yellowstone Fiber, a nonprofit company that is installing fiber optic cable throughout Bozeman. 

Update from Bozeman City Parks about activities in Valley West and The Lakes: Bozeman City Parks began managing city parks in our community in 2021. In June 2022, the City of Bozeman Parks & Recreation Department provided these helpful reports about their activities in city park space in Valley West and The Lakes. The HOA appreciates the city's work in our community!

Bozeman Library Bookmobile visits Valley West Park every other Friday from 3:30 to 4:15 PM. Visit the Bookmobile website for the current schedule. At the Bookmobile, you can get a library card, check out books and movies, and pick up “hold” items.

Let us know of any events going on in our community, and we’ll post them here. Book club? Block party? Walking group? Bridge club? Children's play group? Let your neighbors know!  Contact Us

Coming Soon in Our Area

Commercial Lots at Babcock & Cottonwood
Infrastructure is in place for commercial lots on the north side of Babcock, between Cottonwood and Stafford. These commercial lots were developed as part of Valley West, but they are not part of the Valley West Homeowners Assocation.

Ongoing Development South of The Lakes: Norton Ranch 
The Norton Ranch subdivision has begun development of the northern extension of their community, between Babcock Street and Vaughn Drive. Click for schematics of Norton Ranch 
Phase 5 (to the West) and Phase 6 (to the East). In these plans, Laurel Parkway, Westgate Avenue, and the east end of Vaughn Drive (as well as the multi-use trail along Aajker Creek) continue south from The Lakes into the Norton Ranch community. Open spaces will adjoin The Lakes in many sections of Norton Ranch. Phase 6 of Norton Ranch, east of Laurel Parkway, has R-4 (Residential High Density District) zoning. As of June 2022, the Bozeman Planning Department has not yet received a site plan for Norton Ranch Phase 6.

Planned Development Southwest of Babcock and Ferguson: Six Range
On the south side of Babcock Avenue, west of Ferguson Avenue and east of Hanley Avenue, The Paine Group has proposed a 183-unit development to be called Six Range. Six Range is planned to include 4-story apartment buildings with roof decks, 2-story triplexes (townhomes) facing Babcock, and a 3800-square-foot commercial building at the southwest corner of Babcock and Ferguson. As of January 2022, the developer’s application is with the City Planning Department. The Board of CT Condominiums, located south of the proposed Six Range installation, has expressed concerns about the planned development.

Planned Extension of Fowler Avenue: The city is accepting input for the planned extension of Fowler between Huffine and Oak.

Ongoing Development Northwest of Oak and Cottonwood: Northwest Crossing

Planned Grocery Store at Ferguson Farm: Town & Country Grocery Store

Planned 100-Room Hotel Near RosauersEverhome Hotel

Also in Bozeman City Planning: Westside Recreation Center and Library Branch

Is EVERYTHING in our area going to be developed?
Well, not quite everything. Gallatin Valley Land Trust documents a conservation easement on land along Gooch Hill Road, to the southwest of The Lakes (shown in orange in the map below). This easement does not protect the land directly west of The Lakes, but does protect a large area of land along Gooch Hill Road, north of Huffine. The land to the west of The Lakes is currently not in the city of Bozeman. If that land is ever annexed into the city, Bozeman's Community Plan Future Land Use map designates the area west of The Lakes as "Urban Neighborhood."

Welcome! Come in and explore, and let us know your ideas for our community.

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