Yellowstone Airport Plaza
Belgrade—home to Montana’s largest and busiest airport—is one of Montana’s fastest growing communities. Located next to several outdoor recreation areas, it also boasts many residential options and a vibrant business community.
But, that’s not quite enough to meet their rapidly increasing demands.
Charter Realty & Development capitalized on a rare opportunity to develop more than 50 acres of land near the Bozeman Yellowstone International
Airport (BYIA), next to the recently completed East Belgrade Interchange. That project redefined the potential use of nearby property. This brownfield site was developed into the Yellowstone Airport Plaza Subdivision and has been master planned for Belgrade’s commercial and residential needs.
Morrison-Maierle collaborated with Bechtle Architects to develop a Master Plan for the Yellowstone Airport Plaza for commercial and residential development. This comprehensive design includes safe movement of pedestrians, on- and off- street parking, site access, and a pedestrian and vehicular circulation system. As this area was once known as the Figgins Gravel Pit, they needed to prepare for development by bringing in
approximately 400,000 CY of fill. Morrison- Maierle also determined that a lift station was needed and designed one to connect to the City of Belgrade’s wastewater collection system.
Before the Yellowstone Plaza Subdivision, travelers had no nearby conveniences and would head directly to Bozeman. Now, travelers will be greeted with services and amenities closer to the Belgrade area, bringing tourism dollars and business to the local area. In addition, this development is likely to provide hundreds of jobs for Belgrade residents, eliminating the need for many to commute for work.
Morrison-Maierle provided the infrastructure needed to help our client
create a space that gives them enough flexibility to adjust and accommodate for the demands of the economy and city, while also making provisions for economically, socially, and ecologically responsible growth.