WesBanco to Open Southpointe Branch

WesBanco Inc. continues to grow its presence in the regional financial market with the announcement of a $4 million branch to be built at Southpointe, Pa., near Pittsburgh.

The two-story banking center will be built at a 34-acre site designated as Southpointe Town Center, which currently is under development. When completed, the center will include a Main Street and Town Square that will serve as the framework for business, retail, lodging, restaurants, a fitness center, a four story office building and a 220-unit rental apartment complex.

WesBanco President and CEO Paul Limbert, along with WesBanco Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Todd Clossin and Michael A. Mooney, the bank’s Western Pennsylvania market president, made the announcement late last week.

“This construction project confirms WesBanco’s commitment to the western Pennsylvania market,” Limbert said. “We recognize the value (of) being a part of this dynamic Southpointe development in delivering all of our commercial and retail financial services.

“We began a banking center expansion program a number of years ago that would allow us to capitalize on business and market opportunities. Geographically, this location links our Washington (Pa.) locations and the 13 Pittsburgh-area locations acquired in the Fidelity Bank transaction.”

The new banking center will encompass more than 4,000 square feet with three drive-in lanes. Bank officials said it should be open by the end of this year.

The Southpointe location’s design will include a brick exterior, raised seam roof, spacious “tower” main entrance, customer friendly floor plan and private customer sales and service areas. Up to 14 employees could work at the branch.

Design and engineering work for the Southpointe project is being handled by Overton and Associates.