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Chelan Branch Construction

March 7, 2022 - Update
 
Our contractor will be installing the building foundation over the next few weeks. Preparation for the structure will continue until the Cross Laminated Timber is delivered by Vaagen Timbers in early May of 2022. Once the timber is delivered, walls and floors will be constructed. The completion of the building is still scheduled as planned for early February 2023.
 

What is happening?

We are going to construct a new branch and administrative office space for North Cascades Bank on our existing bank property at 220 E. Johnson Ave. During the construction process our branch will be temporarily located across the street at the old Lake Chelan Pharmacy building – 223 E. Johnson Ave.

 

Where will the temporary branch be located?

Across the street at 223 E. Johnson Avenue in the space that used to occupy the Lake Chelan Pharmacy.


What will happen to the existing branch?

As soon as we fully vacate, we will demolish the existing building and begin construction of a new facility. We are planning for demolition to occur in November or as soon as we secure a demolition permit.

 

Why aren’t you remodeling your existing branch?

Our existing branch and administrative spaces have configurations that restrain us from creating a space with the functionality, efficiency, and safety features we desire for our staff and customers.

 

How long will the construction take?

We are hoping to have the new building completed and ready to open in January 2023.

 

 What are the benefits of building a new branch?

Our customers will enjoy a updated lobby experience with easier access to customer service and restrooms. We will also offer two fully functional drive thru lanes, a convenient bike rack, and two electric vehicle charging stations.

Our employees will all be able to work in the same building. We have 35 employees here in Chelan and for over 25 years, several of our back-end departments such as our call center and our electronic banking department, have worked across the alley from our main building. Our staff is looking forward to being in closer proximity to each other for more efficient support and collaboration.

 

Who is doing the demolition and construction?

Rimmer and Roeter Construction out of Wenatchee will be the contractor for this project. They are a long-time partner of ours and have helped us with several other construction projects over the past few years.

 

Who can I call if I have any questions about this?

Please feel free to call us at 509-682-4502 and we will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

Drop Box - Our temporary branch will have a Drop Box by the parking lot. You can drop your deposit (cash or checks) into the Drop Box at any time, day or night. We will be checking the Drop Box throughout the day for timely credit to your account. Supplies such as envelopes, deposit slips and pens will be available at the Drop Box.

 

ATM – Access cash from your account at the ATM which will be located next to the Drop Box.

 

Mobile App - Use our app to deposit checks using your mobile device. Download our “Glacier Family of Banks App”. If you would like some help with the app, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk you through it. Or, visit us in the branch and we can show you on your mobile device. Please note the daily check deposit limit through the mobile app is $3,500. We can increase that amount upon request.