Cobalt Credit Union broke ground on their new Northeast Lincoln branch on a windy Thursday morning last week. A fitting forecast for the new branch that makes banking a breeze for its members.
The roughly 4,800 square foot branch is located off Windmill Drive and 84th Street. The member-focused building is the first stand-alone branch in Lincoln. Designed for accessibility and efficiency, it will include both personal and commercial banking services in addition to two interactive teller machines that provide customers with all their banking needs.
“We will always have a branch strategy to grow our branches into several different neighborhoods, so this is a great opportunity for us,” said Chief Operations Officer Robin Larsen. “We have a brand standard on what our branch will look like and we are excited to grow that into many more communities in the future.”
This is MCL’s second groundbreaking with Cobalt Credit Union in less than three months. MCL broke ground on a new branch in Gretna, Nebraska, in August. That branch will open in the spring of 2021.
“We are excited to continue this long-lasting partnership with a great client and great project in Lincoln,” said MCL Project Manager Chad Tresslar. “Cobalt understands MCL and we understand the expectations of Cobalt.”
Cobalt Credit Union has a 74-year history serving customers in both eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The Lincoln location is its 27th branch to help serve its 110,000 members.
“MCL is my favorite partner to work with as they really take the pressure out of building a project. They take care of their customer and they are our preferred contractor for all of our projects,” said Larsen.
The Lincoln credit union will open in the winter of 2021.
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Omaha Salvation Army officials and community leaders officially broke ground on the 18,000 square foot expansion to the Omaha Kroc Center located at 2825 Y Street.
Omaha-based MCL Construction is the Construction Manager and General Contractor for the project. Barker Rinker Seacat, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the lead architect with HGM and Associates assisting on a local level.
The year-long project will be completed in several phases and add new and exciting features for the growing membership base, including:
"This is an unprecedented opportunity to continue to develop and enhance the services we offer to the Omaha community. The significant changes we're implementing have the potential to affect multiple generations of Kroc Center attendees in their search for discovering and developing their God-given talents," said Major Todd Thielke, Senior Kroc Center Officer.
MCL Construction was selected to build the project in 2015; it has collaborated with Kroc Center officials and the design team over several months on preconstruction and budgeting activities. MCL completed the last major project at the Kroc Center, the addition of a new locker room in 2011.
"We are thrilled to be working with the Salvation Army and Kroc Center officials," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. " This project is going to have a significant impact on the South Omaha community."