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MSU Architecture students have big ideas for Butte park

By Grace Ditzler, KTVM Reporter, gditzler@ktvm.com
Published On: Nov 14 2013 08:07:50 PM MST
Updated On: Nov 14 2013 10:42:33 PM MST
MSU Architecture students have big ideas for Butte park
BUTTE, Mont. -

Some MSU School of Architecture graduate students have big ideas for a Superfund site in Uptown Butte.

A group of MSU grad students created plans to improve the the BA&P Hill trail, that runs east to west from Excelsior Street to Wyoming Street.

Most of the area is filled with reclaimed mine sites, and is zoned as open space. So the students created designs that would make the existing trail a more desirable place for residents to recreate.

Butte-Silver Bow officials said they're impressed with the ideas.

"Yesterday was the first time we even saw any of the projects we saw from the architecture students, but they have definitely brought us into a greater understanding of what students at the architecture school are looking at," said Julia Crain, BSB Special Projects Planner, "and it's been really informative to us about what we can consider in our own projects here at Butte-Silver Bow."

If you'd like to go take a look at the student projects for yourself, you can check them out in the Butte-Silver Bow courthouse.