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Battin Building Plans Revealed

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We've heard very little when it comes to the future plans of the old federal courthouse, until Monday.

The buyers of the old Battin Building hope the empty building can accommodate Billings' growing economy. When the Colorado Tire Corporation won the bid for the old Battin Building in August, 2013, we were told the price they paid, but no future plans.

The asbestos-ridden Battin Building was purchased $3,275,000. On Monday, the CTC said they plan to lease the space for offices, businesses, professional firms or even retail shops. CTC Chief Operating Officer, Annette Perez, said she's excited to reopen the doors to the Billings community and surrounding business owners. "It generates traffic, new business, and income that would be great for the city, county and state. It would be an opportunity for those coming into the building to learn about us and what we have to offer to the community," Perez said.

Annette said even though there is asbestos still in the building, a management plan is in place, should the asbestos be disrupted. Monthly tests will be done once occupants lease the space.

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