A new study hopes to determine what type of business would flourish in the current NorthWestern Energy building, which is expected to be available in early 2016 when the utility moves into its new building at Park and Main.
Headwaters RC&D secured a $23,511 grant from the state to conduct a feasibility study, giving the county a head start on planning for life after NorthWestern, which also kicked in $5,000 toward the study.
“There are a lot of questions about what that building could be used for,” said Headwaters official Pam Haxby-Cote “It makes sense that we do (the study) now,” before the building is vacated.
The county has identified filling the property at 40 E. Broadway St. as a top priority, and expressed support for the idea of moving Highlands College Uptown. The grant mentions Highlands as a possible future tenant.