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Skyrise406 Aug 15, 2016 8:51 PM

BILLINGS, MT | One Big Sky District | 324 FT | 17 & 14 Floors
Developer: MontDevCo LLC
Architect: CTA Architect
Type: Office, Hotel (160 keys), Residential (~160 units), Retail
Location: N 30th Street at First Avenue, Downtown
Construction Timeline: 2017 Start Date - 2019 Completion

Proposed One Big Sky Center would change the face of downtown Billings


The Billings skyline could be in for a major overhaul — the addition of the state's tallest building — if a $120 million downtown development comes to fruition.

One Big Sky Center, a multiuse development being proposed for downtown Billings, would include a 70,000-square-foot conference center, a 160-room hotel, downtown residences that cater to both seniors and millennials, plus the addition of major retail and office space downtown.

Plans unveiled Monday also call for a downtown walking mall flanked by two high-rise towers, one of which would be 324 feet tall, dwarfing Montana's current tallest building, the 272-foot-tall First Interstate tower. Supporters described the project, two years in the making, as a catalyst for new growth and development, and a shot in the arm for the city’s efforts to recruit conventions and conferences.

TallBob Aug 16, 2016 5:28 AM

Good news for Billings!! I've been wondering for a few years when something big was going to happen.

spidey7312 Aug 16, 2016 12:56 PM

I love how it's 1 foot taller than 8th & Main in Boise xD

hammersklavier Aug 16, 2016 2:32 PM

Pretty neat! I hope Billings goes the route Denver and Boise have.

RockMont Aug 16, 2016 3:04 PM

Awesome. I've always called Billings "The Greatest Little City in the World". That of course is taking a page out of Reno's book as the "Biggest" Little City in the World". And yes I won't deny it, I'm prejudiced because I lived there once. Every time I go back, I've never found a reason not to like anything there.

RockMont Aug 16, 2016 3:05 PM


Skyrise406 Aug 16, 2016 7:26 PM

Billings has a lot going for itself. Billings is the largest city b/t Calgary and Denver and b/t Boise and Fargo with a trade area of half a million people.,_Montana

RockMont Aug 16, 2016 9:46 PM

Sorry, I misread the quote up above, so I deleted it. Now I don't think, that Billings will ever reach the size of Denver, but you're right, it is and always has been of major importance simply because of its geographical position, with the area it is surrounded by, being almost right smack-dab-in-between the Twin Cities and Seattle, and has always competed in importance, to other major cities (relatively speaking) such as Bismarck, Fargo, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, as far as being a major commerce center and of other important features such as health care etc. It is almost on par with cities like Boise, Spokane, Regina, and Saskatoon. I was always intrigued by the major distances in between the towns up there. Big Sky Country.

Urbannizer Jan 16, 2017 7:17 AM

Council approves One Big Sky Center agreement

Nov 14, 2016


After more than three hours of testimony both for and against the proposed One Big Sky Center, the Billings City Council voted 6-2 Monday to approve the project’s pre-development memorandum of understanding.

TallBob Jan 16, 2017 10:30 AM

I hope they chop off about 3-4 levels of the 2 block long podium!

Skyrise406 Jul 8, 2018 1:06 AM

BILLINGS | One Big Sky Center | 324 ft | 25 floors
I know there is a discussion on this in the Mountain West about this but I wanted to make a thread just for this project.

spidey7312 Jul 8, 2018 2:30 AM


Phil McAvity Jul 12, 2018 9:43 AM

It would be fantastic to see this happen especially since it would be right between the First Interstate Building and the Crowne Plaza which are the two tallest buildings, so it would really complete the skyline

TallBob Jul 13, 2018 4:21 AM

^^ A Skyline is never complete....LOL!

Phil McAvity Jul 17, 2018 12:06 AM

Fair enough. Bad choice of words on my part, I guess I should have said the building will really fill out the skyline

TallBob Jul 17, 2018 2:47 AM

^^ lol!

Skyrise406 Dec 19, 2018 6:56 PM

OBSC Update
It look like the project is not going to be has since evolved into One Big Sky District but I did see some high-rises in the plan so stay tuned...:D:D:D...

Dale Dec 19, 2018 7:09 PM

Wow, what a grind. Thanks for the update though!

urban_encounter Dec 19, 2018 11:04 PM

Beautiful tower proposal.

Skyrise406 Jan 20, 2019 12:13 AM

BILLINGS | One Big Sky District - East and West Towers | 17 & 14 FLOORS
EAST TOWER: 17 Floors, Height -???
WEST TOWER: 14 Floors, Height - ???

These are two towers that are proposed for the new One Big Sky District (formally known as One Big Sky Center). The height is "up in the air" ;) so hopefully it will grow to at least 330 FT tall or taller :D...

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