Planners approve drive-thru ATM for Bank of America at Dunkin Donuts
ALBION – Bank of America is adding a drive-through ATM in Albion. The new feature won’t be at the bank’s site. It will be across from Bank of America at Dunkin Donuts.
The Orleans County Planning Board supported the project during its meeting on Thursday. The ATM will be at the southeast corner of the Dunkin Donuts lot near the entrance by Platt Street. It will have room for three vehicles, will be lighted and will have a monument sign noting the ATM.
Bank of America doesn’t have room for a drive-through ATM at its site, said Ron Vendetti, village code enforcement officer.
The bank will continue to run a walk-up ATM at its Main Street location.
The project needs two variances, and the County Planning Board recommended Albion approve both. The village code requires room for five vehicles in a drive-through, but this proposed ATM has room for three vehicles. Planners said the ATM “is not expected to be a substantial traffic generator.” The walk-up ATM at the bank also will ease some pressure on the drive-through ATM, planners said.
The village code allows one freestanding sign per commercial property and this will have two with the Bank of America ATM and Dunkin Donuts.
Planners said the new sign noting ATM should be located in a way that doesn’t obstruct sight lines for vehicles attempting to exit the property.