Over 90 families were displaced when the Bridger View Mobile Home Park was closed in 2007 to make way for a dense development planned for this 8-acre parcel and surrounding properties. However the economy sank leaving the proposed development in bankruptcy and the former mobile home park empty.
The Trust for Public Land bought the property in 2012 and adjacent lands with intentions of creating the Story Mill Community Park, and returning modest homes to the former Bridger View Mobile Home Park for our median-earning Bozemanites. The Story Mill Community Park opened to the community in the summer of 2019, providing miles of trails, a community center, a 40-acre wildlife sanctuary, and much more.
The Trust for Public Land transferred the 8-acre property to HRDC in 2019 and formed a partnership based on a shared value of equity: returning modest homes to the site and to support home affordability.