At last week’s OVBC Annual Shareholders Meeting, President and CEO Tom Wiseman shared this first look at the rooftop patio proposed for the building project in downtown Gallpolis, Ohio.

“When I initially unveiled some of our plans for the building project many of you commented that you were excited about the community room that was proposed for the third floor. With the new wing we’re able to add to the building, we’re taking that community room to the next level. The community room is still in the plans, but now its double doors will open onto a spacious rooftop patio overlooking the Gallipolis City Park.”

Wiseman explained that OVB recently acquired lots adjacent to the old OVB building, which has expanded the scope of the downtown project. A new two-story section will be built onto the old OVB building. The façade of the old OVB building will be brought back to its original look with a special treatment for the new section to honor our historic downtown. The look of the new section is a surprise he’s saving for the groundbreaking.

Plans are nearly finalized and contractor bidding will soon begin. A summer groundbreaking is anticipated with two years of construction to follow.

“Our goal is to share OVB on the Square with the community that has so graciously supported us for the past 146 years.”