Developer unveils plans for housing, retail and open park space at former Missoulian site

David Erickson

Developer Cole Bergquist and his team have laid out a vision for what they hope to build at the site of the former Missoulian building at 500 S. Higgins Ave.

Plans for the proposed “Higgins Waterfront” are in the early stages, but a website for the project envisions 80-90 apartments, 80-90 condos, six townhouses, 40-70 unspecified smaller-style housing units, 250-350 parking spots in an underground structure, a waterfront park, ground-floor commercial spaces, a plaza throughout the development and a terrace.

A conceptual design for Higgins Waterfront.

Cole Bergquist

“Higgins Waterfront is a proposed new mixed-use development designed to activate the area with apartments, residential condos, retail, office, restaurants and an underground parking structure,” Bergquist’s development team wrote in flyers mailed to the 1,000 closest neighbors around the project on Monday.

Bergquist said that there will be four months of public input process, noting that “he understands the sensitivity around redeveloping this special site and values community involvement.”

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