Project engineer says Cabela's could start construction within a month


MISSOULA, Mont. - A new Cabela's store could be under construction at the old K-Mart location in Missoula within a month.

The project engineer for Woodbury Corporation said Cabela's is on the dotted line for South Crossing, if it's approved.

Kohl's is listed in preliminary plans for the proposed commercial center off Brooks. But Darrin Smith said he couldn't comment on Kohl's or any other businesses. He spoke before a city council committee.

Woodbury Corporation is demolishing the old K-Mart. The old Montana Homefitters would be renovated for other businesses.

"We have about four tenants in those back buildings in the larger spaces," said Smith."Then there are probably three other new buildings that we're going to put on Brooks Street, and in most cases they'll be multi-tenanted businesses with different retails and restaurants."

Developers said South Crossing would be landscaped to improve and update what's been called a "sea of asphalt."

A public hearing on the commercial center is scheduled for city council on Monday.