The Trust for Public Land
Producer, Director, Camera, Editor
The iconic Story Mill, a former flour production site with a towering grain elevator, is a Bozeman landmark just two miles from downtown. Developers once planned to turn the 60 acres surrounding the century-old mill complex into a neighborhood and business area, but financial problems sidelined the project. Since then the site—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—has been neglected and vandalized.
The Trust for Public Land and our partners are bringing together neighbors, designers, park planners, and community groups to propose ways to transform this historic landmark into a unique city park for hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring local history. A park would also be a sanctuary for local wildlife, providing a unique opportunity for viewing native and migratory birds-including Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes-in the largest restored wetland within the city limits. Other ideas include an affordable housing option as part of a mixed-income neighborhood connected to the new park.
We engaged neighbors, designers, park planners, and local groups with an online opinion poll and invited them to public design workshops to create a shared vision for this unique green space.
In February 2013, over 140 people came to the Emerson Cultural Center to share their ideas and discuss the future of the Story Mill site.
Read more at: http://www.tpl.org/what-we-do/where-we-work/montana/story-mill.html