The cannery district has a new neighbor coming in the fall of 2020: a four-story, 52-unit apartment building with retail and office space on the ground floor.

The Cannery Flats, a project between the Cannery District Partners and Chicago-based Monroe Residential Partners, broke ground roughly three weeks ago. Cannery Flats will add 140 parking spots to the already existing parking, and leasing for the apartments will begin in the spring of 2020.

“It’s just a place where there’s an energy I think that’s different than, say, downtown Bozeman,” said Gary Kachadurian, a partner in Monroe Residential who lives in Gallatin Gateway. “It gives more amenities than a lot of buildings in Bozeman have had.”

Amenities for the building will include a dog spa, a bike repair shop, a community room, a rooftop deck with a fire pit and storage for skis, snowboards and bikes. Kachadurian said he hopes the communal spaces will foster “camaraderie” between renters.

The apartments are a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, with “penthouse” two-bedroom units that are larger than the rest. The ceilings in all units will be 9 feet tall, and rent for studio apartments will begin at $1,100 a month.

“We’re trying to make them as nice as possible and a good value for the dollar, given the fact that we’re somewhat unique in that the apartments are embedded within the cannery district,” said Barry Brown, a partner with Cannery District Partners.

Brown said the 15,000 square feet of commercial space will ideally be a mix of offices and retail and can fluctuate between two to seven spaces, depending on the occupants. The exterior of the building is intended to be “agrarian” and “utilitarian” to fit in with the surrounding developments and the district’s history, he said.

Melissa Loveridge can be reached at or at (406) 582-2651.