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Posted on: February 9, 2023

We're deconstructing!

Picture of the Sleepy Inn, January 2023 513 X 434

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 intoa 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. Deconstruction, as opposed to straight demolition, saves tons of building materials from the landfill and channels them to reuse.


When will equipment be on site? 

Equipment is expected on site as early as Feb. 9, with work likely beginning the week of Feb. 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. Fire 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 conduct.


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 is 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 site will likely be a catalyst for other redevelopment in the area. Funds from the sale of the property at 1427 W. Broadway will go into the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.  


Where will new information be posted? 

Visit the MRA Sleepy Inn 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 or phone 406-552-6155.


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