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.
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After more than three hours of testimony both for and against the proposed One Big Sky Center, the Billings City Council voted 6-2 Monday to approve the project’s pre-development memorandum of understanding.
MontDevCo Ltd., the group of three developers hoping to build the $165 million One Big Sky Center, seek $30 million from EB-5, a federal program that grants green cards to foreign investors in exchange for funds that create American jobs.
If on Nov. 14 the Billings City Council approves a One Big Sky Center pre-development agreement with MontDevCo LLC, city officials would be wise to keep an eye on four key indicators, according to a report from Springsted, the city’s adviser on the project.
A new brewery, movie theater and bowling alley would be likely pieces of the proposed $120 million One Big Sky Center in downtown Billings, but the complex project faces big hurdles, developers said Tuesday in a video conference in Billings.
The Downtown Billings Partnership, Inc. (“DBP”) is pleased to announce a hotel development opportunity within a $100 to $150 Million mixed use development to be constructed on a 70,000 square foot floorplate within the very center of a vibrant central business district (“Site”).
Billings City officials have hired a Minnesota firm to evaluate financial reports from a private developer seeking up to $30 million in public financing to build a hotel, conference, retail and residential center downtown.
While most eyes in Billings have been on the proposed $120 million One Big Sky Center downtown, developers on the West End have been quietly working on a new convention center project that mirrors a piece of the downtown project — and may also require public money.