Black-Olive project plans moving forward


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Plans for the controversial Black-Olive project in Bozeman are moving forward. Wednesday morning, the city's Development Review Committee gave the project the green light saying it does comply with city codes.

Documents show it would demolish an existing two-story building downtown and replace it with a five-story apartment complex. The building would hold an 800-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor along with 47 housing units, 40 parking spaces and one carshare vehicle.

This does not mean the project is a done deal. It now heads to a Design Review Board then to the city commission for final approval. A final decision is expected by early August.

The Black-Olive project was shot down in April by commissioners. They decided earlier this week to revisit the proposal after the developer made changes to the plan.