Bank to consolidate 2 branches in remodeled, former veterans clinic buildingJan. 15, 2019
A three-story building off Spruce Street that once served veterans is being remodeled for offices. The first announced tenant is Bank of the
The address is technically 25 N. Spruce St., although the bank access will be from Kiowa Street where it dead-ends at I-25, a few hundred feet east of Spruce.
Two Bank of the San Juans branches in Colorado Springs will close their current offices and combine at the new location. Those branches are at 3204 W. Colorado Ave. and 518 N. Chelton Rd. Notices have been sent out to customers about the change.
Amenities at Spruce will include more interior space, plus room outside for a three-lane drive-up and off-street parking, according to April O'Neil, area manager for Bank of the San Juans.
The Colorado Avenue location, for example, has only 3,000 square feet now, and with a small lot in back, “parking is typically a challenge,” she said. The facility there was built in 1973 and has been used by Bank of the San Juans, operating under Glacier Bancorp, since 2016.
As for a drive-up offering, Colorado Avenue has just one lane now, while Chelton has none at all, O'Neil noted.
The building at 25 N. Spruce formerly provided veterans' services. These were consolidated at the Veterans Affairs clinic (since named after World War II hero Floyd K. Lindstrom) that opened in 2014 on Centennial Boulevard at Fillmore Street.
The Spruce renovations have been under way for several months by the Craddock Companies, which own the property as Downtown West LLC. According to Matt Craddock, leasing for the other two floors is still in progress.
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