For decades, 7th Avenue was known as the “commercial strip” in Bozeman. It was the go-to place for furniture, clothing, haircuts, and groceries. But as a “beautified” downtown Bozeman began to take shape in the early 2000’s and development on the west side offered commercial competition, 7th Avenue seemed to take a backseat to the growth throughout the rest of the city.
Aside from new streetlights and landscaping in 2013, change on 7th Avenue seemed halted, as many other areas in Bozeman moved quickly ahead. Until 2015 when Bozeman commission approved a North 7th Renewal Plan that officially renamed the area “Midtown”. The plan was set to cultivate dense, urban style redevelopment with the help of a financing tool that routes a portion of property taxes collected in the district into a fund for revitalization efforts that was designated for the area in 2006.
Soon after, new businesses slowly started to take shape. Midtown Tavern became the only restaurant of its kind in the area, Universal Athletics relocated from downtown to the old IGA building on North 7th and City Brew opened up its 3rd Bozeman location on the same block. In 2018, the run-down Rainbow Hotel underwent a major facelift and reopened as the hip, mid-century modern style RSVP Motel.
Fast-forward to 2019, and there are plans on the table for concert venues, breweries, apartment buildings and condos that will all dramatically shape the area now known as Midtown.
Located just north of the RSVP hotel at 605 W. Peach, the 11,000 sq.ft Monarch building will be a 3 story mixed-use building that will include retail, commercial and residential space. The building will have 3 residential units on the top floor with two, two-bedroom units and one studio with modern design elements. For updates on this project follow @monarch_bozeman on Instagram. Photo credit: www.monarchbozeman.com.
West Peach Condos
These two-story condos will be built at Peach Street and Third Avenue, just South of North Grand Park. There will be 17 condos in this development with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, heated 2 car garage, patios, and balconies. Amenities will include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, guest parking, snow, and trash removal. A few of the condos are currently listed on the market, priced at $569,900 for 1,523 sq.ft. Click here to see the West Peach Condos that are currently for sale. The project will be built in 4 phases. Visit www.westpeach.com for more information. Listed by: Julien Morice, Berkshire Hathaway Bozeman.
The Ruh Building
The Ruh building is a three-story building project on the corner of Durston and North 7th. Headed by the Bozeman company Lifestyle Solutions Real-Estate, designs for the building include a brewery and commercial space on the ground floor, two floors of apartments and a rooftop gathering space. According to an article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, property management developer Colin Ruh-Kirk states “It was important to us to create a multi-purpose building ... to bring life back to the Bozeman center and help steer away from and alleviate the urban sprawl development pattern that has encompassed city growth for the last several years.” Photo credit: Lifestyle Solutions Real Estate.
The 3 story Aspen Crossing is one of Midtown's major residential projects. Located one block east of 7th Avenue on Aspen Street, the Aspen Crossing building will include a ground-floor restaurant with patios, verandas, and an interior courtyard. The upper levels of the building will be condominiums with studio, one bedroom and one bedroom + loft floor plans. The Aspen Crossing condominiums are currently listed for sale by Donnie Olsson with pricing starting at $360,760. This building is taking place of the old Fiesta Mexicana, Mixers Club and Mack’s and Max Barber Shop along with the Sunset Mobile Home Park.Photo credit: Donnie Olsson
The ELM - Logjam Concert Venue
In the Spring of 2018, plans for a concert venue called The ELM in Bozeman’s Midtown were announced. The venue will sit adjacent to RSVP Motel and will have the capacity to hold 1,500 people, drawing many more musical artists to Bozeman than ever before. The building design is contemporary with a heavy focus on concrete and wood with a "zen vibe". Heading the project is Montana-based music promoter, Logjam Presents. The venue is expected to host around 80 concerts per year and the facility will also be available for private functions, corporate parties, and community events. Photo credit: www.logjampresents.com
Note: the status of this project is unknown. Hoping to address the issue of affordable housing, the 9TEN project in Bozeman's Midtown is expected to feature 97 units of housing that would be considered affordable for those making the median income in Bozeman. Expected to be completed in 2021, the 9TEN building would be located at 816 N. 8th Avenue, on the edge of what is currently a quiet residential area. Plans show two, four-story buildings, one which would be solely residential and another which would be mixed-use. So far, this is the largest development project in Midtown. Photo credit: Intrinsik Architecture.
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