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.

“This is not a slam dunk,” he said. “But we’re making really good progress, and proving there is demand in the Billings market.”

Developers have a June 30 deadline to sign a development agreement with the city. That agreement will include how much in tax increment financing the city will commit to the project.