A digitally focused Campus Federal Credit Union will occupy a 1,700-square-foot space in the office park that’s under construction in Long Farm Village, the mixed-use development at the intersection of Old Jefferson Highway and Antioch Road. The credit union marks the first tenant to join the office development.
Construction on a 6,500-square-foot multi-tenant office building is expected to wrap in September, with Campus Federal slated to anchor the building when it opens early this fall.
The new branch location will feature a “Campus Federal Interaction Center” where members and guests can interact with technology alongside dedicated in-office employees, who can then connect members to Campus Federal employees with expertise in certain areas in an “Expert Nearby” room. The selection and function of the location were inspired by statewide research conducted in 2019 among young adult members and nonmembers.
“The layout of the Interaction Center will incorporate multiple changes from a traditional branch layout, providing a more consultative-type experience,” says Campus Federal President and CEO Jane Verret in a prepared statement.
The focus on technology comes amid COVID-19 as credit union members have ramped up their adoption of digital channels, Verret says. Branches are allowing remote account access via online and mobile banking tools as well as drive-thru service, with some lobby service available by appointment.
Meanwhile, Long Farm developer Russell Mosely says he’s in the process of leasing the two other available office suites in the building, while one remaining suite is being used as his personal office.
Among other Long Farm updates:
• Mosely is designing another 15-lot, single-family residential development that he hopes to break ground on either later this year or in the first quarter of 2021. He expects to have the lots—each of which is 63- to-65-feet wide—on the market by summer 2021.
• Overall, Mosely is approximately 50% finished with the residential portion of the development, having completed 160 of the more than 300 planned lots.
• A nursing home with more than 100 beds that will be built between Long Farm Road and Old Jefferson Highway is expected to break ground within two years.
Once complete, the 237-acre master-planned community will have more than 1,100 total housing units—including 300 detached single-family homes as well as townhomes, multifamily units and senior living—and up to 690,000 square feet of retail, office or mixed-use space.