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Supervisors Approve Fair Lakes PNC Bank

With the go-ahead from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Monday, PNC Bank may now build a new branch in Fair Lakes.

PNC plans to open on the site of the former Tiaz Restaurant in the Fair Lakes Promenade Shopping Center. And on Monday, the supervisors approved drive-in banks as permitted uses there.

The restaurant has been vacant for a while, and the bank would arise there, with customers entering from Monument Drive. The existing parking would remain the same.

According to Kevin Crown, a senior planner with The Peterson Cos., the one-story building will be more than 4,100 square feet. All four sides will mainly be brick, with some architectural steel and glass in the lobby area.

The bank's drive-through area will feature two lanes, an ATM and a bypass lane around it all. The drive-through window is planned for the north side of the building and will be covered by a canopy. And if all goes well, said Crown, this new PNC Bank should be under construction by October.

First, though, it needed to obtain a Final Development Plan Amendment eliminating that shopping center's development condition barring drive-through windows from its premises.

It also needed a proffered-condition amendment adding drive-in banks to those conditions as one of the uses allowed there. The proffers were revised so this bank will be the only drive-through allowed in the entire Fair Lakes Promenade Shopping Center.

<1b> —Bonnie Hobbs