Posted: Apr 22, 2013 3:53 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Apr 22, 2013 4:19 PM
Up to 40 new homes may be built in downtown Bozeman. According to the City, a group of investors has applied to build a series of four story duplexes on the city block at Lamme and Black Streets. The development is called "block "M."
Two homes on the site, currently owned by Kenyon Noble, would have to be demolished to make way for the development.
The City Planner says the project fits the city's long term goals for downtown which include redeveloping unused or underused areas and preventing urban sprawl. It's also an indication our economy is rebounding. "Building permits are at an all-time high for this stage, this quarter as compared to years in the past as there's a lot of activity, a lot of investing going in the community right at this moment a really good sign that we're coming out of the recession." said Brit Fontenot, Bozeman City Planner.
If all goes well, the "M" project could receive final approval by early summer.