A nearly 13,000-square-foot Petco is going up at 2911 W. Main St. by the Gallatin Valley Mall, next door to Fuddruckers.
Attempts were unsuccessful this month to reach Steve Corning, president of the Billings-based Corning Group, which operates the Gallatin Mall Group and is building the Petco. Attempts on the afternoon of June 19 to reach Langlas and Associates, the project general contractor, and Collaborative Design Architects, the project’s architectural firm, were also unsuccessful.
The building will have an earth toned, concrete finish facing West Main Street, with three sections of steel trellises weaving about a third of the way up the building, according to the final plans that were approved by the Bozeman Planning Department on April 13. The plans showed the building with bronze colored metal roofing. Both the north- and south-facing sides will sport a roughly 93-square-foot Petco sign with the company’s intertwined cartoon versions of a dog and cat. The building will have a 25-space parking lot accompanying it.
The city issued a building permit on May 10, about a year after the Gallatin Mall Group was issued a $35,000 demolition permit to destroy the car wash that formerly occupied the space, according to city permit records.