Herald JournalHerald Journal, April 19, 2004

Montrose bank to build new complex

By Lynda Jensen

A new expansion project for the Citizens State Bank was one of many subjects that highlighted the Montrose City Council meeting last Monday.

The bank plans to construct a new facility, complete with a community room, east of its existing branch location in Montrose.

It will be located between Wheels West RVs and the Circle C convenience store, north of Highway 12.

The community room will feature seating for 25 people, with a media board, commented Kent Houston of the bank, after the meeting.

The new building, which will include 9,926 square feet (compared with about 4,000 at the old bank) will offer lease space for multi-tenant offices.

The existing building will be sold, with a number of people expressing interest in it, commented Birdie Jackson of the bank.

“We’re hoping to break ground by the end of the month,” Jackson said.

“It looks like a great project,” Council Member Sharon Knodel said. “We’re very excited about it.”

School also to expand

The council also heard from project designer David Loew about the expansion of the Montrose Elementary School.

The school plans to add 11,734 square feet, which includes the bulk of this on the north side and a 1,320 square foot addition to the northeast corner of the building.

The north end will include a school new entrance, gym, four classrooms, administrative offices, restrooms and storage space. The existing gym will be converted into a music/multi-purpose room.

The council asked him to provide another entrance/exit at the south end of the school property for emergency purposes. The concern was raised by Council Member Jeff Petersen.

Bids will be opened by the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board April 29.


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