Two new buildings valued at a combined $5.5 million are under construction at Transtech Center on the West End, a good sign for a development slowed by the recession.
Representatives of FedEx Ground are still negotiating with neighbors of a proposed transportation hub on the West End, hoping to win over opponents before the Billings City Council meets Monday.
Ordinarily, you'd think the city would roll out the red carpet for a national company hoping to come to Billings and create up to 400 relatively high-wage jobs.
Annexation and zone change requests for property northwest of Gabel and Hesper roads will be considered by the Billings City Council on Monday. The property in question is to the left in this photo. The Transtech Center is to the right.
A fence line marks the corner of a 97-acre parcel of land at Gabel and Hesper roads that is the site of a planned transportation hub for FedEx Ground.