While so much of Bozeman’s recent growth has been centered downtown, in midtown, or on the west side, there are a number of development projects planned for Bozeman’s south side as well.
This proposed development is located just south of the Alder Creek subdivision and just east of 19th Avenue. The proposal for the development includes turning the 120-acre parcel into a walkable, mixed-use community. The development would be mostly residential, with a variety of home options for a wide range of income levels. The idea is that the development will provide amenities and services to all surrounding areas with businesses like coffee shops and restaurants. The development would include a series of parks, plazas, natural open spaces, and trails to encourage foot traffic and discourage the use of vehicles. The city just approved an amendment to the city growth policy to allow for this type of development in this area. Plans for the development still need to be submitted to the city for review.
South University District
Development in the South University District began 12 years ago with the construction of the Stadium View Apartment complex and more recently The Arrow Townhome & Flats. These first phases of development brought much-needed housing for more than 1,400 Montana State University students and have slowly started to attract local businesses to the area.
Now, even more new developments are about to bring major change to the Southside of Bozeman. Phase 3 of the South University District is set to develop 75 acres of farmland on the corner of South 19th and Kagy Boulevard. Bozeman city commissioners have been quoted saying this phase of the South University District development could become Bozeman’s “second downtown” with high-density housing, residential housing, storefronts, trails, and 30 acres of park space.
The property is owned by California based company RTR Holdings II, and according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, it will be a few years before any construction begins.
(plans provided by the city of Bozeman)
And this isn’t the only major development happening in the area. Just across 19th Avenue, condo buildings like the Talbach House Condominiums and the South Rows Condominiums 57 units have recently been constructed, while the surrounding Southbridge subdivision is growing quickly with projects like the Blackwood Homes and the Gallatin Ridge Condominiums.
The Gran Cielo subdivision is a 49-acre subdivision located west of 19th Avenue between Graf Street and Stucky Road. The preliminary plat shows 124 residential lots with a 4+ acre park at the center. Housing plans for the subdivision have not been submitted, but it is expected that there will be high-density housing along with picnic areas, pathways, open space, and play structures.
The Allison subdivision is one of the few new subdivisions in this established area of Bozeman. The subdivision’s development is in its 5th phase and project documents show plans to develop 48 acres just South of Montana State University and West of Morning Star Elementary. The project is expected to include 50 lots to be developed into single-family homes, townhomes and multi-residential homes. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the Allison subdivision.
The Home 40 subdivision is a new subdivision on Bozeman's south side that offers large lots which range from 1.2 - 1.8 acres. The Home 40 subdivision has many amenities with ponds, a pool, community center, fitness center and 3+ miles of trails. It is located close to Hyalite Canyon, yet it is still a short drive from downtown Bozeman. Click here to see what's for sale in the Home 40 subdivision.
Yellowstone Theological Center
An 80-acre property on South 19th has been placed in a trust for the future Yellowstone Theological Center campus. This property is just south of the South University District. Infrastructure for the future campus has been put in place but development is on hold while fundraising efforts are underway. According to the application filed with the city of Bozeman in 2015, the institute is committed to creating an open and inviting campus which "will provide opportunities for students and faculty to use the property, as well as opportunities for the greater Bozeman community to access the privately held park space." Plans for the property include a chapel and classroom facilities along with soccer fields, parks, and trail networks.