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WASHINGTON — Amongst all the hoopla over banks venturing into real estate, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued an interpretive letter (#1072) last month, permitting an undisclosed bank to lease out a branch it is replacing.

Under the deal, the bank will be building a new branch on the same 1.82-acre site as a current freestanding branch it has occupied since 1974. “Concurrent with its need for a new, modern branch building, the bank proposes to make a more productive use of the premises,” the letter explained. The bank wishes to lease some of the land to the developer who is building a 17,000 square-foot space for retail businesses, which the bank would not be financing. The bank would still use approximately half of the property.

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