HAPO Community Credit Union will be renovating its Kennewick branch beginning in September.
It's expected to take seven months to complete, and the branch will remain open while the work's completed, said Crystal Contreras, communications director for HAPO.
"This branch of HAPO was built in 1996 and averages 35,000 teller transactions a month, making it among the busiest of the credit union's 14 branches," she said.
The projected cost to remodel the 12,000-square-foot building at 4 N. Union St. is $3.2 million and will include improvements in the building layout to give customers more privacy during transactions, Contreras said.
"This renovation is necessary because of the larger membership we have and the greater amount of services we offer along with the growing technology requirements needed to make sure we continually give our members the best customer experience possible," said Steve Anderson, HAPO executive vice president and CEO, in a press release.