DNCU to open new branch in 2017 at 604 West San Mateo in Santa Fe. Courtesy/DNCU
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), voted Santa Fe’s Best Credit Union in 2016 by the readers of The Santa Fe Reporter, has made significant progress on a top‐to‐bottom renovation of a pre‐existing structure at 604 West San Mateo in Santa Fe.
This location in Santa Fe near the St. Michael’s corridor will serve members in the busy mid Santa Fe area, near many businesses and offices. It is anticipated that the new DNCU branch will be open for business in summer 2017.
The architecture of the remodel combines strong elements of the existing building such as large concrete “silos” with the DNCU color palette and penchant for using stacked stone in branch design—resulting in a contemporary slant on ancient themes. In addition, thoughtful design will boost the building’s level of energy efficiency. For instance, all existing windows will be replaced with energy efficient Low‐e insulated panels, and all glass on south and west exposures will utilize aluminum tube shading devices.
“We are excited to strengthen our presence in Santa Fe,” DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti said. “This new facility will provide easy access for our members and offer the opportunity for us to grow in our support areas as well.”
The new structure will include a 6,150‐square‐foot branch and a 13,000 second floor that contains conference space, training rooms, and offices. The contemporary feel will extend into the interior of the branch with three state‐of‐the‐art pod teller stations—which allow for a more interactive environment between members and employees. Also included in the redesign are a tech station for member usage and an inviting sitting area with a fireplace. The full‐service faciilty also includes four drive‐thru lanes, an ATM service lane, safe deposit boxes, and local lending offices.
About Del Norte Credit Union
Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is dedicated to improving lives by being the ideal partner for a better future. Today DNCU has six branches in northern New Mexico and serves more than 45,000 members throughout the state.