PITTSBURG — After 40 years it is time for Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union to get a facelift.

From the inside out, the credit union is renovating the entrance, interior and is getting a new roof to create a more product environment, KTCCU President Mark Kolarik said.

For over a year KTCCU has been putting into work the plans to renovate the credit union. Once plans for Block 22 came up, it “pushed us a little bit into getting our renovations planned,” Kolarik said.

One of the changes being made is the teller counter. Instead of a long counter there will be two teller pods, with two tellers occupying each.

Patrons used to come in every Friday to cash their check, this isn’t the case nowadays because most people deposit electronically, Kolarik said. There is no need for a long teller counter anymore, he said.

Kolarik said the pods will be more “personable” than the earlier design.

The pods will include an update in technology, including a currency counter.

“They are very accurate and speed up transactions,” Kolarik said.

The credit union is also adding “state-of-the-art” LED lighting and are reconfiguring the heating and air conditioning system.

Since the alleyway will no longer be open on the south end of the block, there will soon be a  new flow for traffic around the parking lot behind the building.

The back of the building will have also have a new facade and the credit union intends to keep the drive-through ATM behind the building after the renovations are complete.

Kolarik said he is excited to see the renovations finished — in fact, he said they are two months ahead of schedule. Most of the renovations will be complete by the end of July.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.