We are excited to announce that our new branch location at 35 Middle Street in Portland’s Old Port is open as of December 20, 2018! This branch is cPort’s fifth, making cPort Portland’s most accessible credit union with three locations. cPort was founded in 1931 as the Federal Employees Credit Union of Maine at the former Post Office and Courthouse at 169 Middle Street, where Tommy’s Park is today. This return to Middle Street allows cPort to better serve the growing number of our current members who live or work on the Portland Peninsula.
The design of the four-story building is in line with the neighborhood’s historic district. India Street (previously King Street) is Portland’s first street. The first two floors of the building are cPort’s branch at 35 Middle Street with tellers on first floor and offices and a conference room on the second floor. The top two floors will be a condominium with its entrance at 50 India Street. Using the building for commercial and residential purposes fits well in the growing neighborhood. Selling the condominium maximizes the value of the building for cPort and helps offset the cost of the branch.
Being a Portland-based, member-owned financial institution, supporting “local” is a central focus of this branch. The entirely Maine-based team includes Gawron Turgeon Architects, Landry French construction, and Blais Civil Engineers. All subcontractors are also Maine-based. Branch construction began in November 2017.
We are excited to have expanded our branch network in Portland to better serve our local community. We hope you’ll stop in to say hi!