The City of Bismarck Community Development Department is conducting an update of the area’s comprehensive plan titled Together 2045 – Bismarck’s Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is used by communities as the guiding document for future growth and development of the physical, social, and economic environment of a community. The plan will set forth a variety of goals, policies, and recommendations to guide the present and future development of the Bismarck area.
To learn more about this comprehensive plan effort view our Frequently Asked Questions.
Project Material and Updates
Periodic updates will be provided through this website, with email notifications for those who sign up (see below). Check back here to view additional material as development of Together 2045 progresses.
Overview of Public Outreach Activities - Fall 2021: This report summarizes a series of initial public outreach activities for Together 2045 that occurred in the fall of 2021.
Land Use and Development Capacity: This report envisions future growth and development of the City of Bismarck between 2020 and 2045, uses available data to project future development scenarios that are expected to occur if current trends persist.
Rural Development Timing: This report outlines policy options regarding rural development within areas in Bismarck extraterritorial area anticipated for future urban growth.
Bismarck in Context: A background report on census data comparing present and past City of Bismarck with peer communities in the region.
Household Survey Report: A representative survey of households in Bismarck and its extraterritorial area was administered in June 2021 to measure quality of life, transportation, housing, and attitudes regarding growth and development of the community.
A Century of Planning in Bismarck: A history of land use planning in the City of Bismarck, from the 1920s to the present, and how these plans have taken effect in the actual development of the City.
Existing Land Uses: The existing land use map identifies current uses of land within the City of Bismarck and the extraterritorial area.
Name Your Neighborhood Survey Report: Results of survey to determine neighborhood names and boundaries
It is anticipated the plan will be completed in December 2022. A variety of key milestones and public engagement opportunities will occur throughout plan development.
To support the development of the plan and encourage public involvement, the Community Development Department has developed a Public Participation Plan.
What is your vision for Bismarck and the surrounding area in the next 25 years? You can help influence the direction of the city’s 25-year comprehensive plan. We are just at the beginning so your input will directly impact the vision for your community!