The Ohio Department of Transportation U.S. 250 project has forced Erie Community Federal Credit Union to move.
It won't take customers too far from the former location at 4416 Milan Road.
The new 3,100-square-foot bank is being constructed less than a mile away on Strub Road, on the site of the former Meadowlawn Church of Christ next to Chet & Matt's Pizza.
Estimated project cost is about $1 million, said Jerry Weininger, Chief Executive Officer of Erie Community Federal Credit Union.
Local contractors Janotta and Herner are about halfway through the constuction.
“In September we found out the state was taking the land,” Weininger said. “We started planning in December.”
The bank is still in negotiations with the state for payment of the Milan Road property.
Erie Community Federal Credit Union hopes to be in the new digs sometime in October.
They are happy with the 2.5 acres the bank will sit on. They choose the site after looking at three other locations.
The new facility was designed to fit the needs of the credit union and its 3,800 members. It should be easier to pull out of the bank into traffic then it was on Milan Road, Weininger said.
The bank will be a brick structure with a glass vestibule entryway and a blue roof.
“So when people are telling others about us they can say 'It's the brick building with the blue roof next to Chet & Matt's,'” Weininger said.
The design shows there will be four teller stations on the left as customers come into the bank and one teller for the two lane drive-through. Members will find management offices to the right of the entrance.
There will also be a convenient drive-up ATM.