Blue breaks ground on its 14th branch location!

We are excited to share that Blue will be adding a 14th location in Lafayette, Colorado.

Blue officially broke ground on our 14th branch location. The credit union hosted the ceremony on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 with special guests from the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and several Blue employees, and board members, in attendance. The new branch is also the 8th Blue location in Northern Colorado amplifying our foot print across the Front Range. It will focus on innovation and providing exceptional financial services to Blue members.

A focus on service and technology

At roughly 3,600 square-foot, the building will be conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 287 and Exempla Circle, adjacent to the Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital. The Lafayette branch will accommodate full-service banking needs with drive-up ATMs, traditional teller pods and personal transaction machines. Personal transaction machines (PTM) are designed to be self-service kiosks that can complete most transactions a person would find at a traditional teller line. The machines can dispense more flexible denominations for cash withdrawals than regular ATMs and provide an enhanced digital experience to help expedite transactions.

Based on renderings of the structure, members and guests will feel welcomed in the unique space featuring a relaxing lounge near a warm fireplace and when weather permits, will extend to an outdoor space with open access to the beautiful Colorado climate.

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A welcoming and warm atmosphere

Those waiting to see a Blue staff member will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi at the high-top table in the café-style waiting area, all while enjoying a hot or cold beverage from the self-serve refreshment bar. The branch will also allow Blue’s outreach team to host after-hours functions and other community events. Blue is notorious for its community involvement across Colorado and Wyoming and will be hosting a grand opening for the Lafayette community after construction is completed.

“We are dedicated to building lasting relationships with our members and communities,” said Blue’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Shaw. “This branch will allow us to serve a growing population in the greater Boulder County and Lafayette community.”

This addition to Blue’s network of branches is a testament to the credit union’s successful growth plans throughout the region. In 2016 and 2017, we opened two new branches in Fort Collins. Following the Lafayette build, the credit union intends to break ground on its 15th location in the town of Erie.

Blue has hired the following partners on this project:

  • VFLA (architect)
  • Saunders Heath (general contractor and construction firm)
  • Landmark Engineering (site planning and civil engineering)
  • RE/MAX (commercial real estate broker)

Additionally, Blue would like to recognize and thank the City of Lafayette and their Planning Department for assistance during this process. Construction on the Lafayette branch is expected to be completed in late 2018/early 2019. Be sure to follow Blue on Instagram and Facebook for updates as construction progresses!

The exterior rendering above will face Highway 287 with easy access from I-25.
The interior will feature a high top coffee bar with free WiFi and power for members to enjoy.