2 projects that could shape downtown Billings for decades earn council approval

Monday’s Billings City Council votes to support both the One Big Sky Center and the Alberta Bair Theater produced a rare reaction in council chambers: a round of applause.

The council unanimously approved an extension, through its Dec. 11 meeting, that will allow Landmark LLC, which has the same principals as the project’s new partner, Hammes Company of Madison, Wisconsin, to study One Big Sky Center’s proposed convention center, office building, hotel, retail space, parking garage and open space.


Company interested in One Big Sky Center makes its case for extending agreement deadline

The president of the company that now has the managing interest in the proposed One Big Sky Center got generally high marks from members of the Billings City Council on Monday.

“You’re a straight shooter. I appreciate that,” Councilman Shaun Brown told Bob Dunn, of Madison, Wisconsin-based Hammes Company, the real estate development and investment company introduced to the council during a special afternoon meeting.


One Big Sky partner lays out emerging plan for tenants, financing

Tenants are still being lined up and the exact size of the One Big Sky Center development is still to be determined. But Skip Ahern, one of three partners with MontDevCo, which is developing the $165 million office, apartment, hotel, convention center, retail, senior living and entertainment space downtown, told the Billings City Council Tuesday that he’s still optimistic that One Big Sky Center will indeed be built.