Greenlights for Alley Improvement Project

A project 4 years in the making could be completed by September 2024

By Drew Monroe | Published on 1/18/2024, 6:20:00 AM

The North Black to Tracy Alley Improvement Project, spearheaded by the Downtown Business Partnership (DBP), is taking its final footsteps forward.

The 4 year project is expected to be completed by September 30, 2024 according to Ellie Staley, the Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, who shared these updates during the Downtown Urban Renewal Board meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

With the paperwork and majority of logistics now finalized, the artists are set to brighten up the area. Stella Nall will be creating a mural on the West side, while Kelsey Dzintars will bring her artistic vision to the East side. The alleyway will also be adorned with three sculptures by artist Kelsey Clark; each sculpture strategically placed along the alley and attached to the garage facade.

For those curious about the creative process behind these artworks, you can dive into the artist narratives and view the detailed renderings at this link here.

The goal of the project is to transform the area into a pedestrian-friendly zone, creating an instagrammable unique destination for both locals and tourists and it aims to breathe new life into an underutilized space. The project is estimated to cost around $300,000, funded through a combination of grants and Tax Incentive Financing (TIF) Funds.

The DBP is hoping that with the completion of this first alley, they may have expedited logistical success with future alley enhancements.