As a result of slowly outgrowing our headquarters in Gahanna, we announced last week the location of a new expanded corporate center, a six acre site in Whitehall along North Hamilton Road, at the gateway of Whitehall Community Park. As part of the corporate center building, Heartland Bank will open its 15th branch office in central Ohio to serve the Whitehall community. Initial plans call for the new two story building to be 60,000 square feet, containing the corporate offices and all support areas for nearly 100 employees. Moody Nolan has been selected as the architect of record on this project.
The corporate center will be built at the site of the current Whitehall Parks Maintenance Complex, which is moving to the former U.S. Armory site on Country Club Road later this year. Coincidentally, the location, just south of 5th Avenue, is less than half a mile from the Historic Port Columbus Terminal that the bank attempted to restore for its headquarters in 2015.
“Thanks to the continued loyalty of our clients and our best of breed community bankers, we continue to successfully expand community banking in central Ohio. I am excited to be able to partner with the City of Whitehall on multiple fronts,” said G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank. Leveraging the 96 acre Community Park location, the bank will have an employee fitness facility and locker rooms, as well as an outdoor veranda overlooking the park for corporate and business events.
“Heartland Bank exemplifies the type of business Whitehall hopes to attract. We look forward to a strong partnership with the Heartland Bank team,” stated Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard.
“Heartland Bank’s decision to locate its corporate headquarters in Whitehall continues our development momentum. Scott McComb’s reputation as a community ambassador is well known in central Ohio and we’re excited to have Heartland here in Whitehall,” said Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff.