Anyone driving around the Bozeman area will notice the swing of hammers and new construction, both residential and commercial, popping up around the valley. Many of these projects have been infill in nature – undeveloped lots in existing developments that were held during the recession and now being built upon. The tide is changing, however. New subdivisions are revving up – the newest of which is the Four Points Subdivision, which will punch Ferguson Ave through to Cattail. The subdivision is located just north of the new Sundance Apartments, under construction at this time.
This article appeared on KBZK on September 15, 2014 by Keele Smith
New developments on the west side of town will bring about some changes that drivers are sure to notice. On Wednesday, crews will start building out Ferguson Avenue and Cattail Street for the Four Points Subdivision to be built. While those plans are still in review, other housing projects on this side of town are moving forward.”Homes are moving, they’re moving in less than that 100 day period that you have to have for workforce and the development that’s happening,” Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce President Daryl Schliem said.
“I think one of the things the west side of town has to offer is the infrastructure, the transportation system, a lot of that cost has already been barred by the large land developers that have come in,” Schliem said.The Sundance Apartments at Baxter Meadows will add 195 new living spaces to the local housing market.The Four Points Subdivision will add several multi-family units, which Schliem says will be needed as more people move to Bozeman.
“They’re predicting over the next 20 years, Bozeman will grow to a population of 60,000 people, you do the math on that, we’re almost at 39,000 now, so that’s roughly 1,100 people/year growth,” he said. “So, your homes are going to have to equate to that and be built for us to sustain that population growth here in Bozeman.
“Developers hope to have the expansion of Ferguson and Cattail punched through and finished in the next couple months.Once that work is complete, Ferguson will become the only road connecting Baxter and Huffine Lane between 19th Avenue and Love Lane.