Developers: Marriott, restaurants, retail space in works for Great Falls

By May 5, 2016News

Developers in Great Falls last week announced plans for a major 12.5 acre riverfront mixed-use development along the west bank of the Missouri River.

The area is located north of 4th Avenue NW on the east side of 3rd Street NW, just north of the Central Avenue bridge.

The development will be anchored by a 132-unit Marriott Springhills Suites hotel, according to the Great Falls Development Authority.

The West Bank Landing development — located just north of the Staybridge Suites and federal court building — will include six new buildings that developers say will offer a mix of retail, restaurant, office, and residential uses.

An existing 1940-vintage brick barrel vaulted building will be renovated for restaurant and retail use.

Construction on the hotel is planned to start within several weeks, according to the GFDA.

There is no word yet on what restaurants and shops may be interested in the development.

James Talcott Construction provided the images above to show what the area may look like once the project is complete.

The area just to the south has seen many updates in recent years, including the addition of the Staybridge Suites hotel, the Faster Basset restaurant, the Front Brewing Company, and Kobe Steakhouse.