Here's a chronological timeline that tells what happened (what, how and when) in 2015. What happened in 2015 has significant implications for the future of Bozeman and the reasonable preservation of all Bozeman neighborhoods and historic areas. Essentially, what happened was that a small group of architects and developers revised the NCOD (Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District) zoning design guidelines without legally-required notice of affected landowners. The NCOD change made projects like the Black-Olive (and others that would follow) possible with the historic down core in extremely close proximity to historic downtown neighborhoods. Prior to the changes made to the NCOD, B3 (business-zoned) properties within the NCOD were required to follow design guidelines that protected the historic character of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. When the B3 Zoning NCOD design guidelines were originally adopted they were intended to be "temporary." When their temporary nature was exposed, the City Commissioners quickly adopted and re-affirmed just prior to the decision on the Black-Olive. Please visit and LIKE the Save Bozeman Facebook page. Join the conversation about Bozeman's future.