Numerica to open new Pasco branch off Road 100

Spokane-based Numerica Credit Union is building a new branch off Road 100 in Pasco.

The 3,152-square-foot new office at 4845 Broadmoor Blvd. will replace the credit union’s 626-square-foot branch at 4820 N. Road 68, which opened in 2007 inside Walmart.

“This branch will be much more convenient for our members,” said Kelli Hawkins, public relations manager at Numerica. “They will be able to park right there and walk right in more easily.”

The new branch will join Numerica’s five other locations throughout Tri-Cities, including another Pasco branch at 1817 W. Sylvester St.

LCR Construction of Richland is the general contractor for the project that includes a 8,449-square-foot multi-tenant strip mall. The cost for the project is valued at $1.3 million, according to Pasco building permit records.

Courtesy Numerica Credit Union

Work is set to begin on the Numerica suite Aug. 1 and be completed by late November or early December 2019, Hawkins said.

The Numerica branch inside the Pasco Walmart will remain open to serve customers during construction, and once the Road 100 office is complete, the seven staff members employed there will transition to the new branch.

Hawkins said Numerica is not adding positions or hiring for the new branch at this time.

Bernardo-Wills Architects PC of Spokane is the architect.

“The branch will have a design much like … any of our newer branches … The concept is more neighborhood coffee shop and less banking,” Hawkins said. “The colors, use of light and open floor plan are designed to make the branch comfortable, efficient and welcoming. Members can come in, have a free cup of coffee and snack and meet with staff to address their financial needs.”

The additional space at the new location affords “room for office space and private areas where members can feel secure when discussing their private finances,” she said.

The lobby will feature a kid-friendly game station to occupy youngsters while their parents or caregivers do their banking.

“We want customers to smile when they walk through the doors,” Hawkins said.

Both a full-service drive-thru ATM and walk-up ATM will be made available at the new location, providing a 24-hour banking experience currently unavailable at the Road 68 branch.

Numerica also is working on a $2 million remodel of the branch at 3115 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick.

The improvements include adding a coin counter, upgrading the night drop for deposits to a commercial-sized one and an overhaul of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning and plumbing systems.

During the first phase of the remodel, the lobby will be unavailable, but customers can still access branch services on-site via a temporary unit adjacent to the building.

Construction began in mid-May and is expected to be completed in September.

Numerica Credit Union was founded in 1937 under the name Spokane Railway Credit Union by rail workers cooperatively lending money to one another during the building of the Northwest’s major rail infrastructure.

Numerica’s most recent acquisition came in March 2018, when it merged with Monad Federal Credit Union of Pasco, bringing into the fold the east Pasco credit union, adding 2,500 members.

Today, Numerica’s assets total $2.3 billion. The company employs 555 people, 62 of whom work in Tri-Cities. It serves more than 146,000 members at 21 locations across Spokane, Tri-Cities, the Wenatchee valley and northern Idaho.

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