Crossing Over: Bozeman's Crossing offers maintenance-free living in new urban community
January 12, 2009
by DAVE REESE
Bozeman’s Crossing development resembles something we might have all grown up with: a neighborhood unto itself, with parks, paths, playgrounds and pavilions.
In fact, PC Development, the Crossing’s owner, set out to build a community that would offer family lifestyle with close access to commercial and office space. The Crossing, whose streets are named after Montana mountain passes, is part of the Baxter Meadows 460-acre development. Within the two developments nearly 190 acres have been set aside as open space.
Home plans from Locati Architects, one of Montana’s top design firms, give the Crossing’s homeowners six floor plans to choose from. The homes, from 1,500 square feet to 3,400 square feet, are sited on 6,000- to 8,000-square-foot lots, and there are three interior design finishes available.
Potter Clinton Development got its start in high-end developments in the Jackson Hole, Wyo., area before coming to Montana in 1991. They’ve set out to build communities in beautiful places. “There just isn’t anything here that combines so many urban components as Baxter Meadows,” says PC Development’s Mark Meissner.
For someone looking to raise a family and be close to their work place, the Crossing offers abundant amenities. The Crossing is directly adjacent to Gallatin County Regional Park, which consists of 100 acres. The park’s master plan offers sports fields, lakes with beaches, floating docks, boat ramps and fountains. Within the park environment, you’ll also find an amphitheater, garden, wetlands, dog park, playground, pavilions, bike paths and plenty of lawn to stretch out on. A YMCA is also planned, and the park is home to Bozeman’s new middle school.
The Crossing is perfect for empty-nesters, second-home owners or urban professionals wanting to work from home — or at the office park right across the street from The Crossing. With LightNex’s fiber-optic cable running throughout the development, high-speed Internet is available for fast data transfers.
Living at the Crossing means leaving much of your home maintenance cares behind. The Crossing’s maintenance program takes care of snow removal on all driveways, sidewalks and patios as well as landscape maintenance. For those large family or corporate get togethers, the Crossing is planning an owners’ center that will provide executive conference facilities with full kitchen, outdoor patios and large gathering areas.
The Crossing reflects the live-work-play concept, and with Bozeman right in the middle of abundant recreation, the “play” portion of the equation has been solved. The rest is up to you to enjoy all that one of Montana’s most well-planned communities offers. •