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.”