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Hotel Deer Lodge PAR

Adaptive Reuse | Building Condition Report | Feasibility Study | Historic Report | PAR | Renovation | Residential | Professional Offices

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Deer Lodge, MT

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One of the Finest Hotels in Montana

  • SMA worked with Deer Lodge Preservation, Inc. and Powell County to complete a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) to pursue CDBG funding to restore the historic Hotel Deer Lodge.

  • The three-story brick building located in downtown Deer Lodge originally opened in 1912 and was commonly known as “one of the finest hotels in Montana” at the time due to its elevator and hot and cold water in all rooms. Closed since the late 1980s without maintenance or care, the roof has unfortunately deteriorated, with leaks damaging much of the interior.

A Multi-Faceted Vision

  • The vision for the project involves restoring and renovating the building to provide locals and visitors with quality hotel rooms, office spaces, apartments, retail businesses, and a top-quality restaurant and café.

  • An investigation of the existing building’s deficiencies was completed, such as repairing the roof and interior damage, increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities, and increasing multi-use functionality.

  • Several options were investigated to find the most feasible way to approach the project. The PAR document was completed and submitted for funding in 2017.


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