Langley Federal Credit Union coming to The Crossings

Published 4:04 pm Monday, January 30, 2023

A new branch of Langley Federal Credit Union is set to open in Carrollton at The Crossings development.

The standalone bank building would occupy 1.45 acres bordering Carrollton Boulevard, south of the newly created Spadea Way access road, in the mixed-use development.

The development’s residential phase broke ground in 2021. Once complete, it will include 240 condominium units, 52 single-family homes and a series of commercial parcels. Last year, Isle of Wight County supervisors approved a Royal Farms gas station for a parcel north of Spadea Way.

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The proposed credit union, which would include a drive-thru window, came before the county’s Planning Commission on Jan. 24. Suffolk-based Glenn Development had applied for an exception to a provision of the county’s zoning ordinance that mandates a sidewalk at least 8 feet wide span the length of the building along any customer entrance or public parking lot. Langley proposes to instead construct a 5-foot-wide sidewalk to avoid encroaching on buffer requirements associated with the site.

The planners voted 8-1 to recommend approval of Langley’s request. Commissioner Cynthia Taylor abstained due to a business relationship with Langley. Chairman Brian Carroll cast the dissenting vote, stating afterward that he’d only done so because no one from Langley had appeared at the meeting to advocate for the credit union’s request.

Langley representatives couldn’t say, when speaking to The Smithfield Times by phone, whether the new Langley branch would be in addition to the one currently operating out of the Eagle Harbor shopping center roughly a mile away, or whether the Eagle Harbor branch would close and relocate.