Chase Bank eyes old Kasch's Garden Center site
Planning Commission hearing is June 6
West Linn's Robinwood neighborhood is seeing some revitalization this spring with the opening of Walmart and a new business potentially taking over the deserted Kasch's Garden Center.
Chase Bank had held a pre-application conference with city planners and will go before the planning commission for a public hearing June 6.
It plans to raze the former Kasch's Garden Center and construct a new branch. The proposal calls for construction of a new one-story, 4,120-square-foot building with a covered two-lane drive-thru at 19080 Willamette Drive, kitty-corner from the new Walmart.
The property is currently zoned general commercial and comprises two tax lots totaling 38,294 square feet. The proposed design of the building is stone, and its rooflines mirror those of the nearby businesses, such as Starbucks.
According to the staff report, the city would support the application with a few contingencies, including meeting noise standards, reducing the number of parking spaces from 37 to 14 and a few design changes.
Chase Bank must also hold a meeting with the Robinwood neighborhood, as per city requirement.