0

Credit union headquarters halfway finished

Standing in the future drive-through teller window, Lower Valley Credit Union board members discuss the use of space in the building.

Standing in the future drive-through teller window, Lower Valley Credit Union board members discuss the use of space in the building. Photo by Laura Gjovaag.

Buy photos

photo

The new Lower Valley Credit Union building will contain executive offices, file storage and even a conference room with a separate entrance and security to allow for after-hours meetings.

photo

Workers discuss the elevator shaft at the new Lower Valley Credit Union building.

photo

Inside the lobby of the new Lower Valley Credit Union building, board members examine blueprints to see how the building will look when finished.

Wednesday morning, the board of directors of Lower Valley Credit Union donned hard hats and caught an up-close glimpse of what will soon be the institution’s new headquarters.

Construction on the Lower Valley Credit Union headquarters, located on the corner of Yakima Valley Highway and Ninth Street in Sunnyside, is halfway complete.

The group was able to walk through the entire two-story, 10,500 square foot building, even visiting an upstairs balcony.

The new building will include an expanded number of teller stations, an independent loan department, a full-service ATM with 24-hour access and a three-lane drive up station easily accessible from the highway.

The new branch will also feature a children’s learning and play area, self-service computers and a large community conference room.

President and CEO Suzy Fonseca said the construction project was driven by the needs of the community.

“We purchased our existing building in 1988, and we’ve simply outgrown it,” she said.

Fonseca noted that the new building was designed with future expansion in mind.

Construction is set to be finished this fall with the grand opening anticipated for mid-October.

Comments

Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment