It’s hard to miss the new building just off of Huffine behind Sidewinders on Bozeman’s west side. With bright red signage, grain elevator style towers and walls of windows, the 21,000 sq. ft building definitely stands out. So, what is The Market at Ferguson Farm? We’ll break it down for you.
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW
The most prominent building to date in the Ferguson Farm development, The Market will be home to a collection of specialty retailers and artisans. So far, several businesses have opened up shop in The Market including Nordic Brew Works, Tanglewood, a restaurant from owners of Sidewinders, and Foxtrot, a brand new fast casual restaurant right in the middle of The Market. The vision behind The Market is to create a vibrant gathering of artisans, restaurants and specialty shops for the west side of Bozeman where people of all ages can dine, shop and enjoy entertainment.
Inspired by the historic Ferry building in San Francisco, the central area of The Market is highlighted by high ceilings and large windows and will act as a community gathering place. An open-air catwalk rises above the second story and is designed to allow visitors to enjoy views of the valley in all directions.
Just north of The Market, you will find the Boardwalk building, a recently completed two-story building with professional office spaces. So far, the Boardwalk building is home to HUB International, Edward Jones, Bozeman Primary Care, Bozeman Oral Surgery, Crosscurrent Real Estate, and Evolve Hair Design.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
After owning the land for decades, longtime Bozeman developers Delaney & Company began work on the Ferguson Farm infrastructure in 2014. The land was once owned by a family of farmers by the name of Ferguson, hence the projects name.
The “Fortuna Building” was the first building in Ferguson Farm to be completed, and now houses Bechtle Architects, Big Sky Dermatology, Chi Nail Bar and Robinson & Melzer Family Dental.
One of the most recognizable buildings in Ferguson Farm is the Sidewinders building. Sidewinders has become a favorite restaurant on Bozeman’s west side with its classic American style menu, family-friendly atmosphere, an extensive selection of beer & wine and spacious outdoor patio. Designed by Tomas Bitnar, the building itself features 8,000 sq.ft of space, a south facing wall of windows and modern, clean lines.
The Palisades Building, a 6,600 sq.ft commercial building with a design that awarded the architect, Thomas Bitnar, the 2017 Excellence in Design “Merit” award was completed in 2017. The building is home to the Bar Method, Lone Peak Physical Therapy and New Wave Float Therapy.
THE FUTURE OF FERGUSON FARM
Standing on the site of Ferguson Farm, it’s clear that there is still plenty of room for the project to grow. Construction of several new buildings in Ferguson Farm is expected to begin in 2019, including the new headquarters for Bozeman based Schedulicity on the corner of Valley Commons Drive and Boardwalk Avenue. North of the existing Bar Method building, there will be a new building that will be home to Cottonwood Creek Dental.
The second phase of the Ferguson Farm development will stretch from Resort Drive to South Ferguson Avenue, with a focus on lodging and hospitality, with some residential housing. It will be a mixed-use neighborhood, and plans include hotels as well as dense, urban, multi-story residential units, Paine said. There will also be a walking trail alongside a creek, he said.
The second phase of Ferguson Farm is expected to take shape as a mixed-use neighborhood with residential housing, a hotel and multi-story residential units. Town & Country foods has purchased property in Ferguson Farm near Fallon Street. Plans are in the initial stages but the preliminary renderings show a gray building with wood accents and nearly 200 parking spaces.
In Spring, 2017, plans were submitted by local developers Braxton and Klein Capital Partners to build a “highly amenitized” 336-unit apartment development on the north end of Ferguson Farm between Fallon and Babcock St. The apartment buildings will be two and three-story “garden style” apartment buildings with amenities like a fitness center, pool, 1.8-acre park & recreation area, business center, library, pet spa and more. The Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm will all be available to rent and will cater to young professionals, families, college students and other clienteles.