James F. Battin Federal Building
The new owners of the old James F. Battin Federal Building visited Billings earlier this week and met with city officials and business leaders, answering questions and spreading the word that they have plenty of office space ready to lease.
The James F. Battin Federal Building is still vacant.
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Colorado Tire Corp., which bought at auction the former federal courthouse in downtown Billings, says the five-story building is ready for immediate occupancy for up to 2,000 people.
The company that now owns the empty James F. Battin Federal Building in downtown Billings intends to lease it out for commercial office space.
A no-trespassing sign is taped up in the entryway of the former federal courthouse building.
Graffiti marks one of the columns in the front of the former federal courthouse building.
Cars drive past the former federal courthouse building on Third Avenue North. The Montana Department of Revenue has appraised the five-story building at $13,176,000.
Noon: Bidder 6 took over the top bid at 10:59 a.m. with an offer of $2,255,000.
1:05 p.m.: Bidder 6 upped the ante at 1 p.m. with an online auction bid of $2,205,000 for the old federal building.
Billings recently celebrated the addition of a new Department of Interior building downtown at 2021 Fourth Ave. N. Sally Mayberry, regional public affairs officer for the Rocky Mountain Region with the General Services Administration, spoke with Billings Business staff about this project.
The members of the group were cagey, keeping mostly to themselves.