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A bank based in the region is working on a new 8,000-square-foot retail and commercial lending center.
Hudsonville-based West Michigan Community Bank will expand its footprint by adding its seventh location, a regional lending center in Grand Rapids Township, at Patterson Avenue SE and Cascade Road SE, according to the bank yesterday. The exact address has not yet been assigned.
Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in 2020.
The project’s cost was not disclosed.
“This new investment represents our continued commitment to growth in Grand Rapids,” said Philip Koning, president and CEO, West Michigan Community Bank. “We’ve enjoyed great success at our downtown location through our proven formula of building relationships and providing exceptional customer service.
“We believe this new location in the southeast part of town will offer customers greater access to our team and provide us with a sophisticated space, as we continue to explore new and innovative ways to serve our community.”
The new center, which will house about 15 employees, will feature a “warm, contemporary design.”
It will have a branch on the first floor to serve everyday banking needs, including retail lending.
The second floor will serve as a commercial lending center, with room for up to five commercial bankers and their support staff.
The center will be situated on a lot with plenty of free parking.
West Michigan Community Bank will offer a variety of services at the new location:
— Personal banking, including checking and savings accounts, CDs, IRAs and health savings accounts
— Business banking, including commercial loans, cash management services, credit and debit cards and retirement plan services
— Retail loans, including mortgages, consumer, home equity and consumer loan products
— Wealth management services, including trust and estate planning, private banking, asset management, brokerage, insurance planning and more
Firms on the project
David Bareman, owner of Holland-based DLB Architects, is serving as the principal architect on the project.
Grand Rapids-based First Companies will serve as the general contractor.
West Michigan Community Bank
Founded in 1976 as the Bank of Hudsonville, West Michigan Community Bank offers personal and business banking services, loans and wealth management.
The bank has 100 employees at six branches in Hudsonville, Holland, Jenison, Zeeland and downtown Grand Rapids.