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Expanded branch on Burnside Road to include community space; construction set to begin this fall

OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Sandy-based Clackamas County Bank plans to demolish the former TCBY yogurt building on Burnside Road across from Cleveland Avenue to make way for a new Gresham bank branch. Construction is expected to begin this fall. Plans are in the works for Clackamas County Bank to move its Gresham branch from leased space in a shopping plaza to a much larger new building at 1101 N.E. Burnside Road.

The Sandy-based bank, which has operated its Gresham offices for nearly 20 years in leased space at the Gresham Village plaza at 2482 S.E. Burnside Road, has submitted plans to the city of Gresham for an 8,400-square foot building on property formerly occupied by a TCBY yogurt shop.

The bank, which is in the bidding process for contractors, plans to begin construction later this year with an eye to open the new facility by late 2019. The former TCBY building, which itself was built as a bank, will be demolished.

"It's a great location, very visible," said Julie Snell, executive vice president and chief information officer of Clackamas County Bank. "We wanted to specifically be on Burnside ... The location, parking and a drive-up — those were really the driving factors for us to make this decision."

The new building, which will nearly double Clackamas County Bank's current space in Gresham, will accommodate current staff along with a parking lot and two-lane drive-through including automatic and interactive teller machines in addition to a teller window.

"We're going to have the same number of tellers in the branch as we do now," Snell said. "The ITM, interactive transaction machine, allows you, instead of having a body in the drive-through ... you'll be able to interact with a live person through a screen."

OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Clackamas County Bank plans to build its new Gresham branch, to replace office space it leases at Gresham Square, at the former TCBY yogurt location on Northeast Burnside Road. The facility also will include a community room that can be used for nonprofit and other groups to meet and hold events.

"We hope everybody wants to use it," Snell said. "A lot of the nonprofit groups will utilize it and enjoy being there. We feel like giving back to community, so (we wanted) a nice place to hold meetings and events."

The new facility is designed to accommodate investment property and casualty services.

"If anything, we're expanding services," Snell noted.

Clackamas County Bank was founded in Sandy in 1911 by A.I. and M.A. Deaton. When Walker A. Proctor invested for a controlling interest in 1918, he initiated a five-generation run of family ownership that continues today. Proctor's great granddaughter Cathy Stucklik serves as president and board chairwoman, while her sons, Justin and Jarrett, are on the management team.

In addition to the Sandy headquarters and Gresham, Clackamas County Bank has branches in Boring and Hoodland.

Snell said she and her colleagues are looking forward to the project.

"We're just really excited about our new bank facility," she said. "I think everybody's gonna like the look of it. We're really proud to be part of the Gresham community and be able to build this building for the community."

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