Construction could begin sometime next year on a modern structure in downtown Glenwood Springs that will be used as a new location for the ANB Bank.
The project will go up in the 900 block of Grand Avenue and will first require the demolition of an existing two-story building housing several stores that was built during World War I.
Set to go before the Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission in late July, the project has sparked the opposition of local residents who do not want to see the more than century-old existing property demolished.
A petition on the site Change.org has so far netted more than 1,000 signatures from residents protesting the project.
ANB Bank, in a statement, said it was committed to enhancing the “downtown core through our significant investment in a new attractive, energy efficient building that will be additive to the unique character of Glenwood Springs.”
Plans call for the new building to be two stories in height with the bank occupying the first floor and the second floor available for business tenants.
ANB Bank, which has nearly two dozen other locations in Colorado, as well as outlets in Kansas and Wyoming, purchased the Grand Avenue property in 2018.
Earlier this year the bank began construction on a new 3,300 square foot location in the city of Basalt, following up on the building last year of a 3,700 structure in Grand Junction and another 8,400 square foot location in Loveland.
By Garry Boulard
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