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Big Sky Economic Development touts proposed new look for old building near Skypoint

Posted at 9:51 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 00:16:03-05

The building that once housed Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters near Skypoint, is being marketed as the best corner in downtown Billings.

Big Sky Economic Development shared a Facebook posted from Billings-based Coldwell Banker Commercial of a proposed redesign of the vacant space.

A Coldwell Banker online brochure states that an extensive exterior remodel is coming in 2020 for the building at 123 N. 28th St.

Artists renderings show patio seating on the roof and on the sidewalk.

The 7,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1900. Lou Taubert closed about 18 months ago after nearly four decades in business.

Both Coldwell Banker and Lou Taubert, Inc. could not comment on possible tenants or who will pay the for the renovations.

The property lies within the city's downtown tax-increment finance (TIF) district, which means portions of the work could be eligible for public financing.

No officials involved in the project have confirmed if they plan to seek TIF dollars, which must be approved by the Billings City Council.