Billings Clinic announced Wednesday it hired Bozeman-based Martel Construction to build phase one of its new medical campus in Bozeman.
Martel Construction has built healthcare facilities in Bozeman, Billings, Missoula and the Flathead Valley.
Jim Duncan, president of the Billings Clinic Foundation, says the organization is committed to hiring local contractors, engineers and vendors as much as possible.
“We feel like that helps us spur additional growth and development and jobs for our local communities,” he says.
CTA Architects and Sanderson Stewart are designing and engineering the project. Both firms have offices in Billings and Bozeman.
Duncan says Billings Clinic is working with the city to extend its sewer system, roads and other types of infrastructure this summer to its 54-acre plot in the northwest part of the city. The 97,000-square-foot destination ambulatory center will provide urgent care, multispecialty physician group practice and an outpatient surgery center.
Duncan says Billings Clinic is accepting comments through its website and plans on holding listening sessions later this summer to find ways to connect the medical campus to the community.
“Would we be able to do things like have a farmers’ market there; could there be music? The healing environment component of our organization is really important.
Duncan says the campus will have trails and a healing garden. Billings Clinic recently made an agreement with a neighboring property owner to add a four-acre parcel of land adjacent to Cattail Lake Park.
Construction for campus infrastructure is slated to begin this fall, followed by groundbreaking in the spring of 2020,