30th Street West and Grand Avenue
Crews work on property at 30th Street West and Grand Avenue on Wednesday.

The Yegen family is developing 12 acres on Grand Avenue in a growing part of the western edge of Billings.

Workers are building a new road on the vacant space in front of Will James Middle School between Frontier Cancer Center and City Brew, formerly a piece of the Cardwell Ranch that dates back to frontier days, said Charlie Yegen, president of Yegen Grand Avenue Farm, on Wednesday.

Yegen said the firm is planning to develop six two-acre parcels for retail buildings, including office space, professional services and restaurants.

Yegen development