Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Arvest Bank branch in downtown Kansas City.

Arvest Bank, Centric Projects, Copaken Brooks and BRR Architecture held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 11, for the new Arvest Bank branch location at 13th Street and Grand Boulevard in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Housed within the existing Town Pavilion Parking Garage, which is owned by Copaken Brooks, the new Arvest Bank location will transform an underutilized corner and directly serve Kansas City’s growing population of downtown residents and workers. The overall design of the 3,700 square-foot bank branch, which will also have a drive-thru, provides a distinctive presence for Arvest Bank while keeping the forms of the building at a scale that complements an urban, walkable space. Glass walls will offer street-level connectivity between the bank’s internal functions and pedestrians passing by. A December 13 construction completion date is anticipated for the project.

Arvest Bank President and CEO Mark Larrabee, City Councilwoman Jan Marcason and President and CEO of the Downtown Council Bill Dietrich spoke during the ceremony, expressing their enthusiasm for the prominent project. This will be Arvest Bank’s second branch location in downtown Kansas City and adds to the company’s 25+ branch locations and ATMS currently in the Kansas City Metro Area. Centric Projects is the general contractor for the downtown project, and Henderson Engineers, Wallace Engineering and Johnston Burkholder Associates are serving as engineering consultants.

For additional details on the project, please reference a recent Kansas City Star article here.

Pictured above, from left to right: Bill Dietrich, President of the Downtown Council; Jon Copaken, Principal with Copaken Brooks; Jennifer Fulton, Branch Administrator for Arvest Bank; Richard Wetzel, Owner of Centric Projects; Melba Curls, Kansas City Councilwoman; Jan Marcason, Kansas City Councilwoman; Chris Rhea, Chairman of the Board for BRR Architecture; and Mark Larrabee, President and CEO of Arvest Bank.