Heartland Bank chooses Whitehall: The City of Whitehall announced at its State of the City Address Wednesday evening that Heartland Bank has chosen Whitehall for its new, expanded corporate headquarters.
Heartland’s plans include a two-story, 60,000-square-foot building located along North Hamilton Road at the gateway of Whitehall’s Community Park. The company has chosen the national architectural firm Moody Nolan for the project.
The corporate center, which will also feature Heartland’s 15th central Ohio branch office, will be positioned on a six-acre site that has served as the Whitehall Parks Maintenance Complex.
The parks maintenance facility is slated to move to Whitehall’s John Bishop Park on Country Club Road later this year.
Heartland’s move brings nearly 100 employees and a $5-million annual payroll to Whitehall.
“Heartland Bank’s decision to locate its corporate headquarters in Whitehall continues our development momentum,” said Whitehall Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff. “(CEO) Scott McComb’s reputation as a community ambassador is well known in central Ohio and we’re excited to have him here in Whitehall.”
Leaders at Heartland said they plan to leverage their park location and incorporate an outdoor veranda overlooking the park for corporate and business events.
“I am excited to be able to partner with the City of Whitehall on multiple fronts,” said G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank.
Because of Heartland’s commitment to our City, Whitehall is able to embark on a multi-phased plan that allows Whitehall Community Park to increase by approximately 18 acres.
In addition to Heartland’s announcement, the Whitehall administration, with the support of City Council, has chosen not to renew the lease for the Four Seasons Golf Center, the golf dome located across from the Columbus Country Club on Broad Street and adjacent to Whitehall Community Park. The City has owned this 37-acre property since the late 1990s and has leased the dome and driving range to the golf center.
Instead a portion of this site will be transformed into a multi-phased office campus that will produce jobs and tax revenue for the City, while allowing Whitehall Community Park to grow by as many as 18 acres.
For more information, please contact Whitehall Community Affairs Coordinator Gail Martineau at 614-237-8613 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.