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Getting a new everything in downtown Great Falls

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From a downtown eyesore, to a bustling apartment building with shops, thing could be about to change in the downtown core.
After a devastating fire nine years ago, big plans are in the works for the rocky mountain building in downtown Great Falls. 

Craig Raymond, CBO for the City of Great Falls Planning and Community Development, said it would be amazing for the historical building to go from a pigeon hotel to a place for people to live.
Raymond explains NeighborWorks in partnership with the Great Falls Business Improvement District are working on a grant that could bring in $15 Million to restore the building. For one local business owner Dan Schaefer, that is great news 

"That would I believe bring more business in. The building would be fixed up looking much nicer than it is now. And having new businesses in over there would bring more people in too," said Schaefer.  
He said even customers have asked when something will be done to the building. 

He has been next door to the Rocky Mountain Building for seven years.
And said when the weather gets bad feathers, debris, and animal droppings fly out. 

"It would be great for that building to get done and fixed soon," said Schaefer. 
Great Falls Mayor Bob Kelly agrees with with him.  

"It's really the gorilla of of the community as far as downtown is concerned so I guess the community should know, we're trying were focused on it. There's alot of work to be done there. it's not something we have forgotten we see it everyday when we walk by it our visitors see it and we are trying to move the ball forward,"said Mayor Kelly. 

He said so far there is no time line on when the ball can start rolling. But the city will work on a solution. 
 

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