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Chase Bank to Replace Diamond Bar Boulevard Burger King

The Planning Commission voted to approve a conditional use permit for Chase to build a branch in the Diamond Hills Plaza shopping center.

A South Diamond Bar Boulevard Burger King slated for demolition soon will become a Chase Bank branch.

The Diamond Bar Planning Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve a conditional use permit, a development review, and a comprehensive sign program for the project.

Chase plans to build a 3,431 square-foot bank with drive-thru ATM windows in the Diamond Hills Plaza shopping center at 2717 S. Diamond Bar Boulevard.

Natalie Tobon, an assistant planner with the city, said the conditional use permit is to mitigate any lighting, noise, circulation, or parking issues.  The existing Burger King will be demolished and a new building constructed in its place, she said.

The commissioners asked about circulation for the drive-thru windows, parking, and stop signs for pedestrian safety.  Any issues about circulation and signage for pedestrians in the drive-thru area could be addressed during plan check, staff said.

The bank operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the drive-thru ATM machines will remain open 24 hours a day, according to staff.

“It must be a good business,” commission Chairman Jimmy Lin said about banks.  “At Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand, I counted seven banks on four corners, but I welcome another one coming to town.”

Chase has a branch at Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue.

“I think it’s a good design,” said Commissioner Jack Shah.  “I am happy about it.”

 

 

 

mozzy March 06, 2013 at 06:08 PM
I definitely think Diamond Bar needs more shopping and dining stores! What about a Sprouts or Trader Joe's? Is there some way the community can come together and get the city to advocate for one? Plus, other possible shops - Guppy House, 85C Bakery... Diamond Bar is really hurting for more dining! West Covina does a really good job getting businesses in, is this something Diamond Bar should look into? .. more incentives for businesses to come in?
Saul Goodman March 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Diamond Bar needs a Bass Pro Shops
Wayne Breitkreutz March 12, 2013 at 09:57 AM
Cabela's would be a better choice than Bass Pro Shops. Cabela's are larger. I can spend hours in Cabela's looking at all the displays and live fish. They are coming to the Left Coast. They are in Arizona and Nevada now.
dbar mom March 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM
you are right
William Michael November 04, 2013 at 08:51 PM
This doesn't make any sense. Diamond Bar has three Chase Banks now, all on Diamond Bar Blvd? I guess people are getting lazier and lazier to get to the bank.

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