Faced with the concerted opposition of 1,400 residents and merchants who signed our petition asking them to reconsider their plans for a three-lane drive-thru and a big, glowing, suburban-style sign, Commerce Bank has unveiled a vastly improved redesign for the building they plan to erect at Fifth Avenue and First Street. The new building will take a much more traditional form, featuring red brick and large windows, and will maintain the street wall. It will incorporate a small parking lot sited behind the building, with an entrance on First Street and exit on Fifth Avenue, and will have parking for bicycles and a drinking fountain for thirsty dogs.
Nice going, neighbors. Now if we could just take the stand on Section 8 housing we took on doggie drinking fountains!