Shaping the Future of the Sleepy Inn Site

Deconstruction of the Sleepy Inn Site at 1427 W. Broadway St.

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Current Status

March 22, 2023:
Deconstruction work has begun at the 1427 W Broadway St Sleepy Inn site. What is deconstruction? Learn more about the MRA policy for deconstruction here.

Deconstruction work on March 22, 2023

Deconstruction work on March 22, 2023
Sleepy Inn Deconstruction February 2023


February 22, 2023: 

Upcoming Dates for Sleepy Inn Deconstruction Work

The public should expect to see abatement and deconstruction activity at the Sleepy Inn property at 1427 W Broadway St. starting next week. The following dates are targets and may change due to weather or other interruptions that could modify this schedule:

Monday, February 27: ACM will begin Asbestos abatement in the building.

Thursday, March 9: Heritage Timber will begin deconstruction of the building.

Tuesday, April 4: Three Rivers Landworks will begin removing the building after deconstruction and salvage of materials are completed.

Wednesday, April 12: Target date for substantial completion of the project.

After April 12: Three Rivers Landworks will demobilize and clean up site, and remove any remaining equipment.

What will be happening at the former Sleepy Inn site?

The Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA) and the City of Missoula Brownfields Program in the Community Planning, Development, & Innovation (CPDI) department have entered into a contract with 3 River Landworks, LLC for hazardous building materials abatement, building deconstruction, and building removal at the Sleepy Inn property at 1427 West Broadway St. 3 Rivers is a Montana based general contractor and is partnering with Abatement Contractors of Montana (ACM) and Heritage Timber to complete abatement and deconstruction. Heritage Timber estimates that approximately 60 percent of the building materials can be salvaged and diverted from the landfill. 

When will equipment be on site?

Equipment is expected on site the week as early as February 9, with work likely beginning the week of February 13. The contractor has 60 days to complete the work, and up to an additional 45 days with the MRA’s approval, if additional materials can be salvaged. The City of Missoula Fire Department intends to do forcible entry training prior to the deconstruction of the building. MFD personnel will work with the schedule of the deconstruction and will only conduct the training if it works into the plan and is safe to do so.

What Happens Next?

The Envision West Broadway Plan anticipated that the Sleepy Inn site would be one of the first to redevelop when the site was no longer needed as a non-congregate shelter.  The City’s Realtor has advised us that the property will be more marketable for sale as a clean, level site with the building removed.  Redevelopment at the Sleepy Inn will likely be a catalyst for other redevelopment in the area. Funds from the sale of the property at 1427 West Broadway will go into the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

Where will new information be posted?

Visit this webpage for up-to-date information about the future of the Sleepy Inn site.

For questions during construction, email Annie Gorski, MRA Deputy Director at gorskia@ci.missoula.mt.us or phone 406-552-6155. 

Conceptual Development Site Plan

Sleepy Inn site conceptual development site plan image

Rendering of the West Broadway Entry at the intersection of Russell and Broadway

West Broadway Entry with Sleepy Inn Rendering
West Broadway Master Plan image

Aerial of West Broadway, with the Sleepy Inn site circled in yellow

West Broadway Rendering Photo with Sleepy Inn Circled