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Development in Downtown Bozeman

Development in Downtown Bozeman


It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the development projects in downtown Bozeman these days. While city planners do their best to steer development “upward not outward” and developers scramble to provide residences, hotels and commercial spaces, downtown Bozeman is seeing significant changes. Here’s a breakdown of all the recent developments in downtown Bozeman.

One 11 Lofts

Yet another project proposed by developer HomeBase Partners. The One 11 Loft building will be a 5-story building on the corner of Lamme and Willson. According to the project's website, there will 57 luxury lofts for rent with a fitness center, "zen-inspired resident courtyard", car share program, and balconies. There will be 1-3 bedroom floor plans available. It is undecided whether or not the ground floor will include commercial space. The website states that there will be a climate-controlled parking garage. These units will be available for lease only. Visit the project's website for more informationPhoto credit: SMA Architects.

The Merin

Named after John Merin Bozeman, the Merin project is a mixed-use building being built directly east of Dave's Sushi on North Bozeman. A HomeBase Partners project, this four-story building will offer commercial space on the ground floor and residential units on the upper levels. The residences are listed for sale ranging between $467,000 for a 986 sq.ft 1BD/1BA unit, up to $1,967,000 for a 3,335 sq.ft 3BD/2.5BA unit. According to the listing, each condominium will have a private balcony and customized high-end finishes. Residents will have access to the resident courtyard, parking garage, and other amenities. Click here to see the Merin residences that are currently listed for sale or visit the project's website for more information. Listed by Lauren Marvel John, Zillastate. Photo credit: HomeBase Partners.

101 Wallace

Located just two blocks from Main Street, across the street from Lindley Park and adjacent to Little Star Diner, 101 Wallace is a 5-story mixed-use building downtown. When completed, the building will feature retail space on the first floor, office space on the 2nd floor, offices for On-Site Management, a Bozeman based general contractor on the 3rd floor, and four luxury condominiums on the 4th and 5th floors. The condominiums are currently listed for sale with prices starting at $1,290,000 for a 2BD/2BA, and up to $1,690,000 for a 3BD/2BA.  The residences will be high-end, with spacious rooftop decks and around 2,000 sq.ft of space. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020. Click here to see the units currently for sale at 101 Wallace. Photo credit: www.nextdoor.com.

AC Hotel Bozeman

Downtown developer HomeBase Partners is taking on another downtown project. This one will be a hotel called the AC Hotel by Marriot. The six-story building would sit on the corner of Mendenhall and Tracy and include approximately 143 hotel rooms, 90,000 sq.ft of space and a rooftop terrace with a bar and restaurant. The land is currently occupied by Straightaway Motors and two residences. The developer has said that there is an agreement with the landowner that will allow these buildings to be demolished. The hotel will be designed to "complement Bozeman" with natural tones and an understated, sophisticated feel. This will be the 4th hotel built in downtown Bozeman in the last 5 years. Photo credit: HomeBase Montana

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The Osborne Building

The Osborne building is the final building to be reconstructed after the 2009 explosion that leveled part of downtown Bozeman. According to the project's website, the 4-story building is described as an "innovative reflection of Bozeman's modern economy". On the first floor, there will be retail spaces in "The Osborne Market". The retail space will be centered around "The Bodega" which will serve as a coffee bar in the mornings and a cocktail bar in the evenings. There is space for a restaurant on the 2nd floor, and private office suites on the 3rd & 4th floor. The office spaces are listed for lease and according to the listing description, the private executive office suites range from 178 to 214 sq.ft in size. You can see the listings here. Photo credit: Bozeman Magazine. 

Bozeman Residence Inn Hotel

Located directly across from Lindley Park, this is the 5th hotel to be developed in downtown Bozeman in the last 4 years. The four-story building will include 104 rooms and 93,000 square feet. Plans for the building show a patio, pool, and spa area and are also expected to include a restaurant, offices, and retail space. The hotel will have 124 parking spaces and 23 spaces for bike parking. Photo courtesy of the City of Bozeman.

Willson 16

What was once a trailer park in the heart of Bozeman, is now the Willson 16 - a 16 unit duplex style development of luxury townhomes. The three-story units are being built by California based company Williams Homes, LLC on a 1.2 +/- acre lot at Willson Avenue and Short Street. Construction began in 2019 and is currently underway. The homes are currently on the market, starting at $1,190,900 for 3BD, 4BA and 2,446 sq.ft. According to the listing description, the Willson 16 townhomes will feature private decks, detached 1BD apartments, 2-car garages, and carports. Click here to see the Willson 16 townhomes that are currently for sale. The Willson 16 townhomes are listed by Sue Frye at ERA Landmark Real Estate. Photo credit: www.builderonline.com.

Downtown Armory Hotel

A project that has been in the works for more than 5 years, currently named the Etha Hotel, has taken shape in downtown Bozeman and is now dominating the skyline. Construction began in the summer of 2018, with plans to shape the old National Guard Armory building into a nine-story boutique hotel. This is now the tallest building in downtown Bozeman, two stories higher than the historic Baxter hotel. The Armory Hotel is Bozeman's first 4-star hotel offering "luxe amenities" including a rooftop bar and pool. The hotel is home to a restaurant named Fielding's a whiskey bar named "Tune Up", and a music hall. Click here for more information including hotel rates. Photo credit Venue Architects.

Bozeman Commons

As East Main Street continues to develop, a commercial area called the Bozeman Commons is taking place. Located directly east of Locati Architects, the Bozeman Commons commercial area is expected to house at least 4 buildings that will be mixed residential and commercial use. A commercial building that houses PayneWest Insurance was recently completed and plans have been filed for a 45,000 sq.ft commercial building that will be home to D.A Davidson and potentially a number of other businesses. The buildings are designed to match the downtown aesthetic using brick and metal elements. 

W + H Babcock

Not one, but two mixed-use buildings are under construction on West Babcock Street where La Parilla used to be. The buildings on site have already been The buildings will have flexible commercial space on the first floor and residential units on the second through fifth floors. Between the two buildings, there will be 94 residential units from studios to two-bedroom floor plans, varying from 500 sq.ft - 1,300 sq.ft. The ground floors of both buildings will have parking garages that will provide 49 parking spaces, and adjacent parking lots will have 56 available parking spaces. According to the project's website, the W + H project will be available in the spring of 2021. Photo credit: Intrinsik Architecture.

Sobo Loft Condos

Replacing the former Pizza Hut building at 716 W. Babcock Street, the SOBO Loft project was under construction until a fire swept through in February 2019. Now, the building has been rebuilt and the SOBO condominiums are for sale. With 42 one-bedroom condo units and 3,000 sq.ft of commercial space, this mixed-use building is centrally located to downtown and Midtown. It's a few blocks from Cooper Park and within walking distance to MSU. Each SOBO condo has a private balcony or patio. Visit bozemanlofts.com for more information including pricing & availability. Photo credit: www.intrinsikarchitecture.com.

East End Flats

This proposed six-story building would be built at  240 East Mendenhall, in what is now the parking lot west of Bozeman Provisions between Bozeman and Rouse Avenue. The six-story mixed-use building has been approved by the city and is expected to include 47,000 sq.ft of commercial, office, and residential space with 15 two to three-bedroom condos with balconies. According to the plans, there will be underground parking. The development will also make the most of Bozeman Creek, which runs through the west side of the property, with a pavilion, small park, and benches.  Photo credit: Intrinsik Architecture. 

North Grand

Proposed by developer Jason Delmue, this five-plex condo is proposed for a lot at 301 N. Grand. It will be a mix of one and two-bedroom units with five on-site parking spaces. The building will be as tall as 3 stories in places and is taking the place of a two bedroom home currently on the lot. The developer states that homes at this project will be less expensive than similar projects in the area like the Block M townhouses or the NeBo lofts. Photo credit: Intrinsik Architecture.

Southside Lofts

The Southside Lofts will be located at 114 E. Olive, just across the street from the recently completed Black Olive building. The four-story condominiums have been approved by the city and will be replacing the one-story garages that sit next to the historic Blackmore apartment building. Thinktank Design Group, the architecture firm behind the Lark Hotel and The Rialto says the Southside Lofts will be built using timber, which will create a look similar to the Lark Hotel. As of January 2020, this project was listed for sale $1,100,000 but it has since been removed. Photo credit: Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Veranda 111

Plans to build a three-story apartment building near the Bozeman Bowl on South Church Avenue and Babcock include demolishing a single-family home built in 1891. According to the developer, the building will have a "modern historic feel" with brick & steel elements, dark windows, and outdoor garden space. The building will offer one, one-bedroom unit and five, two-bedroom units. The apartments will be available for rent and will be an open concept with high ceilings and modern finishes. The status of this project is unknown. Photo credit: Black Mountain Architecture. 


Completed Developments

Black Olive

The Black-Olive building includes 47 apartments with commercial space on the ground floor.  There are one and two-bedroom floor plans available and amenities include dry cleaning pick-up and drop-off, storage & ski lockers, a fitness center, and more. Rent for the Black Olive apartments starts at $1,695/month. There is a ground-level parking garage and a car share program in an attempt to minimize the building's impact on the already limited parking downtown. Visit www.blackolivebozeman.com for more information.  Photo credit: Homebase Partners.

The Lark Expansion

Since opening its doors in April 2015 the Lark Hotel in downtown Bozeman has been extremely successful. With features on the Today Show, a mention in the Los Angeles Times and other national publications the colorful facade of the Lark Hotel has become a landmark in downtown Bozeman. Riding the waves of success, the Lark Hotel has just completed a 4-story expansion that includes 28 hotel rooms, a ground-floor commercial space that currently houses Treeline Coffee & a conference room. Photo credit: www.larkbozeman.com. 

5 West

Completed in 2017, the 5 West building is home to commercial businesses, office spaces and residential units. When they were initially sold, the listing prices of the 5 West condominiums ranged from $327,000 - $1,797,000. With studios, one and two-bedroom floor plans, the 5 West residences boast open floor plans, modern finishes, and an exclusive rooftop deck. Since the initial sales of residences at Five West, we've seen a few hit the market again. Click here to see any residences currently for sale in the 5 West building. 

Nebo Lofts

Located on East Mendenhall, the Nebo Lofts consist of 12, 4 level townhomes ranging from 2,200 – 2,400 sq.ft with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and outdoor rooftop space. Developed by Cottonwood Partners LLC, this project was completed in 2017. Each unit has a ground level, two-car garage. With clean lines, modern finishes and warm wood floors, the units have a rustic yet modern feel. The units were listed between $650,000 - $700,000 and have all been sold. Click here to see if there are any Nebo Lofts currently on the market. Photo credit: http://www.nishkian.com.

Willson Residences

The Willson Residences are beautiful high-end condominiums at 300 West Main Street, just steps from the heart of downtown Bozeman. The project was completed in 2017. The units were listed between $500,000 and $2,107,500, and all units sold during and immediately after the project's completion. It is rare to see one of the Willson Residence condominiums come up for sale.

Originally the Gallatin County Free High School, the future of this historic building was on the line for many years. As the brick building started to degrade, there were plans to demolish the building as early as 1989. Yet, architects and historic preservation supporters spoke out and the future of the building remained unclear. In 2000, school officials started searching for someone who could take over and rescue the Bozeman landmark, and eventually, Bridger Builders was chosen to renovate the decrepit building.

Photo credit: www.willsonresidences.com.

Hawthorne Place Condominiums 

Located just across the street from Hawthorne Elementary School and just one block away from downtown Bozeman, this project includes five 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums designed by Frank Cikan. Built to blend in with the charm of the surrounding neighborhoods, the exterior of these condominiums feature beautiful brick work along with subtle modern aesthetics. Inside, the units feature 9’ ceilings, private entrances, spacious balconies and white oak floors. 

City Center Inn

After being demolished in the summer of 2017, the future of this prominent main street space is still relatively unknown. South Carolina based company, Bennet Hospitality owns the land and while they have said they hope to fill the space in the next few years, they remain vague about the plans. According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman business leaders have said that the company plans to build a new hotel on the site, there have also been talks of building a parking garage on this site. Bennet Hospitality also owns the Homewood Suites in Bozeman and is developing a mixed use complex on Baxter Lane. Photo credit: www.bozemandailychronicle.com. 

Northside Lofts

The Northside Lofts project, proposed in 2015 was meant to take the place of several dilapidated rental units in the form of a five-story development that would have covered most of a city block between Grand and Third Avenue. The lofts were expected to include ground-floor commercial space and 41 residential units. But, city planners denied the project due to parking concerns. Since then, the land has been transferred to a new owner, an LLC based out of New York City and the future of this project remains unknown. Photo credit: www.bozemandailychronicle.com.

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