2018-02-12 / Front Page

Tri-County Bank to break ground on new office

By Steven Kovac
810-452-2684 • skovac@mihomepaper.com


The corner of Main and James streets will look a lot different next year when the new headquarters of Tri-County Bank opens its doors. The new building will hug the sidewalk along both streets, with parking lots on the east, where the main entrance is located, and on the north side of the building. The corner of Main and James streets will look a lot different next year when the new headquarters of Tri-County Bank opens its doors. The new building will hug the sidewalk along both streets, with parking lots on the east, where the main entrance is located, and on the north side of the building. BROWN CITY — Mike Ford, president and CEO of Tri-County Bank, announced the ground-breaking for the bank’s new headquarters building will be July 1.

“The bank is extremely excited to break ground on this new chapter in our history,” said Ford. “Completion of the building is expected to be in mid-March of 2019.”

According to Ford, the 12,000 square-foot building will take up most of the 1.3-acre lot it will occupy on the northeast corner of Main and James streets. The property was the former site of several underutilized old buildings which have been demolished.


An artist’s rendering of the eastern façade of Tri-County Bank’s proposed new headquarters on Main Street in Brown City. In the center is the building’s main entrance, which can be accessed from a driveway cut off of Main Street into the parking lot. An artist’s rendering of the eastern façade of Tri-County Bank’s proposed new headquarters on Main Street in Brown City. In the center is the building’s main entrance, which can be accessed from a driveway cut off of Main Street into the parking lot. Ford told the News the new building will have a full-service drive-up, an ATM, and the site will have 71 parking places.

Ford said bank officials have worked closely with the project’s architectgeneral contractor, the Thompson Phelan Group of Ira Township, on the development of both the exterior and interior designs.

“The bank would like to extend a special thanks to the city of Brown City for all of its help in the project thus far, and particularly to Mayor Julie Miller and City Manager Clint Holmes,” said Ford.

Ford added, “Though it is a new chapter in our 130-year history, the bank intends to continue our long-standing tradition of meeting the financial needs of the communities we serve, as well as our strong and active support of local school events and activities, municipal events, clubs, and other charitable organizations.”

Ford said the bank was pleased to report that it has signed purchase agreements on two of the three existing Main Street locations it wants to sell and has multiple prospects for the third.

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