Groundbreaking for The Yellowstone Center

By YTI Staff

August 2016 Inscribed

Construction is underway at The Yellowstone Center.

On June 2, 2016, The Yellowstone Center Board of Directors, faculty, staff, and friends gathered to dedicate the property on South 19th in Bozeman. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Center president Dr. Jay Smith and board member Karen Gilhousen made brief remarks affirming the commitment that, in addition to being the home of Yellowstone Theological Institute, The Yellowstone Center is intended to be a resource for the entire community.

Dr. Jay Smith (Yellowstone Center president), Karen Gilhousen (board member), Greg Dennee (architect), and Chris Budeski (engineer) put gold shovels in the ground at The Yellowstone Center’s property on June 2, 2016.
“The Yellowstone Center is born out of a generous Christian faith, a faith that does not judge and loves deeply,” said Dr. Smith. “It is a faith that loves Bozeman and seeks to build bridges of peace, joy, and cooperation in our community, our state, and our region. We desire to complement and partner with our fellow non-profit and educational institutions in Bozeman for the improvement of our community.”

The property will include a chapel, classrooms, offices, and library space for Yellowstone Theological Institute, a café featuring produce grown right on the Center’s grounds, and an array of recreational and cultural amenities for the Bozeman community, including trails, fields, courts, gardens, and fine arts studios.

Madison Engineering and Sime Construction of Bozeman have already been working on infrastructure for the property, including sewer, water, traffic signals, and roads. Building designs are currently being finalized by Locati Architects.

Construction on Phase I of the Center’s facilities will begin later this year. Architects and engineers say the facilities should be ready for occupancy by August 2018, with a few buildings ready by late fall 2017.

Please keep this building process in your prayers!

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