Posted: May 9, 2013 4:09 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: May 9, 2013 4:12 PM
BOZEMAN - A meeting is being held Thursday night about the future of Bozeman's old train depot.
The depot was last used by Amtrak back in 1979. Since then it's been used as cold storage.
A structural analysis of the building was just completed to find what parts of the building need to be repaired. To start, it needs a new roof. The building is owned by Northern Pacific and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Because of an old platting act, the railroad cannot sell the building, they can only lease it.
According to the city planning office, people have all sorts of ideas to reuse the depot.
"Everything from offices, community center, bar, restaurant, animal shelter, kind of the whole gamut of things. I think public interest in seeing the building reused is really high," said Courtney Kramer, Bozeman Assistant Planner of Historic Preservation.
Thursday's meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Bozeman Public Library.