New First Citizens Bank opens at Brewery Blocks

The newest occupant at Brewery Blocks Tacoma, First Citizens Bank, opened doors on Aug. 2.

This 7,775-square-foot branch is one of many businesses that will occupy over 42,000 square feet of commercial space at Brewery Blocks. Brewery Blocks is located at the site of the old Hunt & Mottet Co. warehouse at 2120 Commerce St.

In early 2020, Horizon Partners Northwest finished the conversion of the warehouse, which was built in 1907, into 49 loft-style apartments and the aforementioned commercial space.

Tacoma-based Ferguson Architecture designed the new First Citizens Bank. The design team embraced the history of the building in their work, keeping existing columns, beams, and exposed decking. The branch also features original Douglas Fir columns and wood ceilings.

The interior includes a monument stairway as well as an interior steel storefront with all finishes designed to complement the existing structure.

The project team included: Ferguson Architecture; Ben Ferguson, principal-in-charge; Steffany Tuohy, project manager. Harvey General Contractors (San Diego) served as the general contractor.

“We’re excited to serve the people and businesses at our beautiful new Tacoma office,” said First Citizens Bank Area Executive Matt Green. “The Brewery Blocks location allows us to be a part of an important renewal of Tacoma’s downtown, and we look forward to providing banking services in a convenient, central location for both current and prospective customers.”




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