Construction Wild

Construction workers labor on top of a steel frame recently off of South 29th Avenue. The building is one of several projects in the Bozeman Gateway shopping center.

As the west side of town continues to fill up, a realty group is working with developers to build four new buildings in the Bozeman Gateway shopping center.

A new three-story building by Kohl’s is already being constructed with plans to house Advanced Electronic Designs, Inc., on the second and third floors and retail and design space on the first floor, said real estate broker Joe Cobb, of Cobb Realty Group.

No tenants have been confirmed for the first floor yet, Cobb said, but he is in talks with some interested businesses. Growing out of its current space, AED hopes to be in the building by October, AED president Bryan Robertus said.

Cobb also anticipates construction will begin on three other buildings in the next three months, each with unique designs.

This will include an approximately 30,000-square-foot Aviator Building with plans for a helicopter on top. It would go next the Zip Clinic/Jewelry Studio building. The space will likely contain a restaurant but could also be home to some stores, Cobb said.

Developers plan on including an escalator reminiscent of the one in the old Sylvester Building downtown, Cobb said.

He’s also working with developers on Building X, a mixed-use, five-story building with two floors of office space, three floors of high-end condos and a separate parking garage.

Cobb is also working on the new Big Sky Dental building on Huffine Lane.

The projects are in Bozeman’s Opportunity Zone, which provides developers with tax incentives to invest in a certain area, though the developments currently being constructed are on land purchased before the zone was designated.

Mitchell Development & Investment, a developer Cobb has worked with on several of the new Bozeman Gateway buildings, owns several parcels of land in the area that are for sale. Those parcels would be eligible for tax benefits afforded by opportunity zones.

Abby Lynes can be reached at alynes@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2651. Follow her on Twitter @Abby_Lynes.

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