A Letter to County Planning Commission

A Letter to County Planning Commission

Dear Commissioners:

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) has conferred with SunTrust Bank and its attorneys on a frequent basis since February, as we discussed with them the plans for a new bank structure with a drive-through feature. After many months of discussions, public meetings, and a number of significant changes to the structure's design and size, its landscaping and signage-as well as retention of two large oaks-the GFCA executive board voted on July 18, 2017 to recommend that the Planning Commission agree to the proposed building (and waivers), contingent on the approval of these documents:

  • Special Exception Plat dated Nov. 8, 2016, and revised through May 10, 2017;

  • Architectural elevations prepared by Gensler and dated June 29, 2017;

  • Proposed Development Conditions of July 19, 2017, which include clarifications GFCA's board sought on signage (conditions 6-8), conformance of sidewalks and bicycle racks (condition LL), street light mitigation (condition 9); and

  • Adherence to the county's dark skies policies on lighting.

SunTrust Bank has been a valued member of the Great Falls community for many years and we look forward to continuing a cooperative relationship with them during construction, and in the years ahead, as they serve the residents of this community.

William Canis, President

Great Falls Citizens Association