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History, Mission and Relationship with the City of Bozeman


SCAN (South Central Association of Neighbors) was originally formed in 2005 to address traffic issues along the South Willson corridor to include South Tracy Avenue and South Grand Avenue. As time progressed, the boundaries and mission of the association expanded to include more south Bozeman neighbors. Today the SCAN boundaries basically include homes from South 4th Avenue to South Black Avenue and from Main Street to Cleveland Street. Additionally homes along Tracy Avenue and Langohr Park south of Cleveland Avenue are included. 


SCAN is dominated by the Bon Ton Historic District, the South Tracy / South Black Historic District, and the South Tracy Avenue Historic District.  Bozeman’s finest examples of historic residential architecture, spanning from the early 1880’s to the early 1930’s, form the bulk of the 260 buildings in the Bon Ton Historic District.  The South Tracy-South Black Avenue Historic District consists of 93 diverse, vernacular houses lining S. Tracy and S. Black Avenues between Olive and Alderson Streets. An island of bungalows from the time of its initial construction in 1917 and well into the 1930’s, the South Tracy Avenue Historic District remains a cohesive architectural unit, and a particularly vivid example of Bozeman’s rapid early 20th century expansion.


From the original by-laws:


The mission of SCAN is to promote and preserve the qualities that make our historic neighborhood special and distinctive to its residents and the City of Bozeman. Our primary goals are:

  • To unify neighbors with effective communication.

  • To enable residents to address issues that affect the quality of life in the area.

  • To review and recommend possible policies, plans, or action to the appropriate boards or agencies on any matter affecting the Neighbors.


SCAN is one of fourteen Bozeman neighborhoods belonging to the Bozeman InterNeighborhood Council (INC). The Council exists to give a voice to neighbors and neighborhood concerns and facilitate communication between the City and neighborhoods through a representative forum as an advisory board to the City Commission.

SCAN Boundaries


Learn more about where the

South Central Association of Neighbors boundaries are, and if your address is within these boundaries.

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