BRIGHTON – This week, Lake Trust Credit Union accepted Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development Project of the Year award, for the significant impact its new headquarters building, located in Brighton, will have on the regional economy.
Lake Trust’s plans to build the new $30 million LEED-certified headquarters building are underway, with site work beginning this week. Overall, the credit union plans to invest a total of $40 million in Michigan over the next five years.
“We’re so proud of our headquarters and the positive impacts it will have in Brighton, as well as the difference we’ll make in Michigan,” said Lake Trust Credit Union President and CEO, David Snodgrass. “We’ve built so many outstanding relationships throughout the course of our work, and to be able to celebrate with our community is a remarkable feeling.”
Lake Trust’s headquarters will unite two workforces from Lansing and Plymouth. Initially, around 240 employees will occupy the building and the credit union has potential to grow to 325.
Employees will enjoy walking trails, picnic areas, the latest operating systems and an ideal open plan.
The 17-acre site is in a great location adjoining US 23 just north of I-96 near Brighton. Lake Trust plans to preserve much of the site’s natural features; 90% of the significant trees will remain untouched, and 41.3% of the entire site will be undisturbed. The building itself will be built in a way that minimizes disruption to the community and works with the natural elevation of the land, to minimally impact the environment.