TBA Credit Union- 630 E. Front St

TBA beforeSite History

The two properties, located at 626 & 636 E. Front St, now combined to 630 E. Front St, have been used individually for a variety of purposes. These uses have ranged  from transportaion to commercial. 

626 E. Front St. contained railroad sidings and was used as an associated platform from the 1910s into the 1970s and a restaurant from the late 1970s until 2000s.  

636 E. Front St. contained a fruit warehouse from the 1910s to 1960s, a gasoline service station from the late 1960s to early 2000s, and intermittent temporary produce stands from the mid-2000s to 2012.


The comprehensive redevelopment of this site included demolition of the existing structures (vacant gasoline station and restaurant building), remediation of soil and groundwater contamination, and redevelopment of a new 21,266 square foot three story building with a partially finished basement. The building is the TBA Credit Union corporate headquarters, as well as a branch location. 

There was an existing source area of hydrocarbon contamination in the vicinity of the former dispenser islands of the vacant gasoline station.  Removal and/or treatment of this source area was incorporated into the Brownfield as a response activity for this project to ensure that it no longer adversely affects the quality of groundwater migrating from the site to the adjoining City of Traverse City Sunset Park and Traverse Bay. 

Project Success

This project was completed in 2015. TBA