The VisionNE working group serves as the “eyes and ears” of NENA in terms of developments being proposed in the northeast neighborhood. It endeavors to engage developers early in the planning process (during the concept phase), ecouraging them to present their plans to NENA and seek constructive feedback from the neighborhood. 

On February 24, 2019, ThinkTank Design Group presented an update of their Cottonwood/Ida PUD to NENA. It was their second presentation to the neighborhood. The presentation can be viewed here.

VisionNE has met once in 2018 with Andy Holloran of HomeBase Montana, to have a conversation about his plans for three new proposed developments in the NE neighborhood: the ONE 11 Lofts (a 5-story, 50-unit building proposed for the corner of Lamme and Willson, across from the old hospital building); the Merin (a four-story building with commercial space on the ground floor and 12 residential units proposed for the lot across N. Bozeman Avenue from Dave’s Sushi); and 5 East (a proposed six-story, mixed-use building on Mendenhall Street, current site of Straightaway Motors auto shop, with 30 residential units, as well as commercial, retail and office space). Two of those projects -- the The Merin and 5 East -- have changed significantly since that time and we are seeking an audience with HomeBase to find out about the revised proposals.

Neighbors can keep track of proposals before the Planning Board by visiting the City's website.

If you would like to volunteer with this working group, please write with "VisionNE" in the subject line. Thank you!