Empire Parking Garage
Last winter’s brutal temperatures and prodigious snowfall is the gift that keeps on taking from city coffers.
The 540-space Empire Parking Garage is receiving rave reviews from the people who’re using it the most for now — guests at the Northern Hotel.
Change is in the air. Over the past several years, downtown Billings has witnessed a massive transformation, including remodeled buildings along Montana Avenue, a new library, renovated Northern Hotel, a new federal courthouse and a plethora of changes in the medical corridor.
Members of the Billings City Council got a tour of the Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue on Monday before they met for a work session.
City Council members view the top parking spaces as they tour the new Empire Parking Garage on Monday afternoon. Bruce McCandless, Billings’ assistant city administrator, said he hopes to have the $10.5 million garage, on the 2700 block of Montana Avenue, open for public use by mid-September…
With just two items for discussion on the agenda, Monday’s Billings City Council work session probably won’t last well into the next morning, as last week’s meeting on the nondiscrimination ordinance did.
The new Empire Parking Garage at the corner of Montana Avenue and North 27th Street provides additional parking and retail space to the downtown area.
With a new downtown parking structure about to open and the fresh eyes of a brand new parking manager, Tracy Scott, Billings is at what one parking expert called “a watershed moment.”
Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.
The Empire Parking Garage’s opening is now set for Aug. 1, a month later than previously announced.
Shawn Warner and his Sletten Construction colleagues have had to battle the elements to construct the 540-slot Empire Parking Garage in downtown Billings, set to open July 1.
The Billings City Council will be asked Monday to decide which two of three offers to accept for retail space at the Empire Parking Garage, which is still under construction.
Records were being set in 2013 for the rapid pace of commercial construction in Billings, based on the dollars invested.
A proposal to put a casino in the Rimrock Mini-Mall was overwhelmingly rejected by the Billings City Council Monday night.
The City Council will have to work through a long and varied agenda when it meets Monday night.
Competing bids to buy commercial space on the ground floor of the Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue will be considered by the Billings City Council next week.
This could have been the hotel remodeling project from hell.
Preparation work on the new Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue has been temporarily suspended for lack of the proper city permit.
After a lengthy public hearing Monday night, the Billings City Council approved a special review that will allow the expansion of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 1108 24th St. W.
One driving lane on one block of Montana Avenue will be closed for about a year during construction of a new parking garage.