Veridian Credit Union, headquartered in Waterloo, will open a branch office in Council Bluffs, a company official announced Monday.
The 6,880-square-foot building will be located on the north side of West Broadway at 21st Street. Opening date is set for the first quarter of 2016, said Jason Ferris, market president.
The building’s roof line will feature a “subliminal V” for the company’s name, plus a large community room available to members, community groups or local non-profit organizations.
Last Friday, the company closed on the purchase of the land for its future site and will demolish the structures there, Ferris said.
What’s more, about a dozen or so branches may be built in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area over the next 15 years, he said.
I am assuming they are going to demo this building. The glass shop on the northwest corner is pretty new, it relocated there after being at the intersection of 25th and Broadway for years. This building looks terrible now, but looking at the front top of the building, it appears it may be old and maybe more significant in the past. I wonder if there is brick under all that ugly siding.
Edit: After doing a little research, the original structure was built in 1900, with the additions added in 1986. It will be sad to lose such an old building, especially if it is in good condition, but because the current owners never took care of it, the bank will look much better.
21st and Broadway by scottstronck, on Flickr
Here is a rendering of the new credit union: