Construction to Begin at Reliance Bank’s New Downtown Altoona Office

[Altoona, PA, July 20, 2023] – Reliance Bank is set to begin construction at its future Downtown Altoona branch the first week of August. The bank is relocating its 12th Street branch to 1300 11th Avenue later this year.

“There’s a lot of growth happening along 11th Avenue, and we are eager to be a part of it,” says Reliance Bank President & CEO Phil Freeman. “We look forward to joining our 11th Avenue neighbors this coming fall.”

The new location will feature an updated interior design similar to Reliance Bank’s recently rebuilt branch at 226 W. Plank Road in Altoona. The bank plans to keep portions of the existing brick interior to maintain the aesthetic Downtown Altoona is known for. The new location will also have expanded hours.

“Downtown is getting busier,” says Becky Crilly, Senior Vice President, and Director of Personal Banking. “We recognize that we will need to be open earlier and stay open later to accommodate the growing amount of foot traffic and business in the downtown area.”

PWCampbell, a design-build firm out of Pittsburgh, is responsible for the branch’s design, architecture, and engineering. Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. is serving as the project’s general contractor.

Along with its bank branch, Reliance Bank has been operating its corporate headquarters out of the 12th Street location since 1953. In February, the bank announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to the newly redeveloped office building, The Mill at 2424 Eighth Avenue in Altoona. The move is expected to take place in the second half of 2024.

Reliance Bank is currently developing a plan for the future of 1119 12th Street. The bank’s goal is to ensure the building continues to serve a purpose in the revitalization of Downtown Altoona.

Reliance Bank is a community bank serving Blair and Centre counties. Products and services include checking and savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, lines of credit, commercial loans, digital banking, and more. Reliance Bank prides itself on providing exceptional personal and business banking services since 1940. “Together, we’ll find a way” is the promise we make to all we serve. For more information, visit

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