July 28th marks Polleys Square Grand Opening. Polleys Square is the first project of the Old Sawmill District, with much more development to follow! Polleys A and B are part of a four building high-end condo development in Missoula.

Polleys Square will be high-end condos in the heart of Missoula. Residents will have immediate access to the trail system to walk and bike on. The condo buildings will have a private courtyard complete with a gas fire-pit for the use of residents and guests. A secure underground parking garage will provide peace of mind to residents. The interior amenities of the condos will be of the quality with three different options of finishing. Amenities are energy efficient and of the most recent technology. Residents will have access to the fasts fiber optic Internet in Montana.

In addition to these residential options the Old Sawmill District has plans for student housing apartments, a neighborhood restaurant, town homes, a neighborhood inn, a senior living and learning center and a mixed residential and commercial building called Cambium Place.

The grand opening gave attendees the chance to tour the model unit, speak with the team at Old Sawmill District and grab a coffee from Loose Caboose.

History of Missoula’s Old Sawmill Site

Janet McGahan describes the Polleys’ family history at the former Missoula sawmill site, while Jim Spittler holds up a photograph of Edgar Polleys

Polleys Square was named after Edgar Polleys, the owner of the original sawmill. Polleys is best known for keeping the mill open during the Great Depression even though he was losing money. He continued to keep it running because he didn’t want people to lose their jobs.

In attendance of the grand opening were decedents of Edgar Polleys. There are dozens of decedents of Polleys in various states, but many can be found in Missoula, Arlee and Polson.

The Dog & Bicycle Bakery Cafe

The Dog & Bicycle Bakery CafĂ©, owned by Malcolm Lowe and Megan O’Dell, the owners of the Loose Caboose coffee shops around town, is the first commercial tenant on the ground floor of Polleys’ Square A.

The development of the Old Sawmill District in Missoula has just begun.


Additional coverage of the event can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.