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Final block in Bozeman begins construction following historic gas explosion

Posted at 10:59 AM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 12:59:45-04

BOZEMAN – The final space remaining after the historic explosion in downtown Bozeman is about to be filled, just after the city marked the 10-year anniversary of the event.

This week, the Downtown Bozeman Partnership says the first vertical steel beams of the new Osborne Building were installed.

The partnership executive director said the final product will be four stories tall, with a possible restaurant on the ground floor.

While it is not official, he said much-needed office space will fill the rest.

“For some people, I think it was surprising that it took 10 years for the final two sites to be built and it really will complete the fabric of historic main street and I think it will be hopefully the final chapter,” said Chris Naumann, executive producer of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership.

The partnership said the project will take about 18 months to complete

Story by Cody Boyer