Block M Infill Housing Development Project is Moving AlongMay 06 2014 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MONKS, Residential ·0
Construction crews keep plowing on at Block M, a 1-acre residential infill development that is bordered by East Lamme Street, North Black Avenue, East Beall Street and North Tracy Avenue in Bozeman, Montana. Developer HomeBase worked in partnership with Rotherham Construction, Intrinsik Architecture and Nishkian Monks, PLLC to complete the permit documents and start construction last fall on the multi-family housing development designed to contain two rows of brownstone-inspired vertical duplexes with 36 residences on the twenty lots just steps from the historic downtown core. The duplexes will have a shared, central driveway that accesses enclosed parking for each home. This townhome community will offer three unique designs of single family housing units, which are mirrored or slightly modified as they are being built to fill Block M. The building units are three-story single residence buildings with roof top access. Homebuyers can choose from three different home sizes, ranging from 2,500 square feet to 3,700 square feet with six floor plans allowing as many as four bedrooms. These buildings will be constructed utilizing wood frame construction and be founded on conventional concrete strip/spread footings. The homes will include two-car attached garages, laundry on the same level as the bedrooms, and the option to include an elevator. In addition to the central driveway a pocket park in the middle of the housing development will be added on the north side along Beall Street.
Construction on the first five duplexes is underway and is slated to be completed in June. Every three to four weeks after, another pair of duplexes is scheduled to be finished. The first of Block M’s two construction phase will complete ten duplexes in October.
The Block M residential infill project represents the first major step towards increasing the amount of downtown housing in Bozeman, and follows the national trend of more and more people opting to live in cities, with smaller yards and less maintenance. Given the abundance of amenities within close walking distance of the site, Block M is reported to have scored 97 of 100 on the Neighborhood Environmental Walkability Scale. When completed residents in Block M will be able to walk to an array of casual and fine dining restaurants, café’s, art galleries, and unique retail shops within four blocks of their homes.
Check out this video about Block M (courtesy of Implement Productions and HomeBase).