By CLINT WOLF
JANESVILLE — Blackhawk Community Credit Union intends to build a four-story, 130,000-square-foot headquarters in Janesville which will include space for other businesses and attractions.
A groundbreaking for the $30 million project at 37 S. Water St. is set for the fall of 2019 with a completion date set for 2021. Blackhawk Community Credit Union has signed a leter of intent to buy 2.5 acres for the building site along the east bank of the Rock River.
The new building will include a 10,000-square-foot Legacy Center, which will house historical artifacts from the credit union’s founding members. The building also is planned to house a new credit union branch, a restaurant, a wellness center, 12 condominiums, law offices, a day care and retail space. It also will include the 10,000 square-foot Lea McGuire Conference Center, named after the first and second presidents of the credit union — Glenn Lea and Patrick McGuire.
J.P. Cullen of Janesville is the contractor for the project. Angus Young Associates is the architect for the project.
“Blackhawk Community Credit Union is committed to the families who live and work here and have for generations,” said Sherri Stumpf, CEO of Blackhawk Community Credit Union.
“For 53 years the credit union has made investing in our community its mission,” said Glenn Lea, director emeritus of Blackhawk Community Credit Union. “I am proud that Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s investment in this project will continue our original mission and make an impact on future generations.”
Blackhawk Community Credit Union has 12 branches in Beloit, Janesville, Kenosha and Stoughton.