By Susan L. Serbin
MEDIA >> Chase Bank has made its first formal submission to the borough for a new building at Baltimore Avenue and Edgmont Street. The planning commission saw an application for the corner property last occupied by McDonald’s which was closed and demolished more than a year ago.
Five of the seven planning commissioners were present as well as the borough’s engineers, code enforcement officer and Council President Brian Hall who is, liaison to the commission. The Chase team included the full retinue of professionals working on the plan.
Project attorney Robert Careless opened by saying the building is “not a Chase prototype, but a custom-designed building based on the borough’s design standards.”
The approximate 3,000 square foot, two story building will sit at the northwest corner of a .8 acre parcel, and, as noted by the Chase team,“up against the street.” The image shown has a “custom exterior” designed to conform to other various borough buildings, and often what planners request to reflect the town’s character.
In what was a somewhat anecdotal comment made, Chase may be about the 20th bank in the borough. Chase has recently moved into Pennsylvania with a desire for brick and mortar locations to serve existing customers in the area, said Careless, adding the Media site was identified about a year ago. A major emphasis on the operation will be in financial advice and…