Chase Bank could fill Greenwich Avenue site left empty by departure of TD Bank branch

GREENWICH – A prominent vacancy on Greenwich Avenue needs to be filled.

A TD bank at 235 Greenwich Ave. near East Elm Street recently closed and plans are underway for a Chase bank branch to open there in its place. Both financial institutions have other locations in central Greenwich.

JP Morgan Chase recently filed an application with the Planning and Zoning Commission to reuse both floors of the building as a bank branch.

According to the application, filed by a planning consultant, Coral Silsbe, the interior work would involve new partitions, furniture and light fixtures. Outside, new lights, cameras and doors would be installed. The work would not impact the residential part above the building.

The structure, which dates from 1900, is owned by JRCL Greenwich LLC, associated with Lisa Vitiello.

TD Bank closed numerous bank branches in 2021, more than 80 across the country, as bank customers continue to process more financial transactions online.

The bank’s development proposal has not yet been scheduled to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The intersection is one of the busiest and most visible in the Greenwich Avenue corridor. A pedestrian safety and beautification project was completed there in 2021.

A long debate erupted over a proposal to cut down a stately old oak tree that stands in front of the building as part of the so-called “bump-outs” on the avenue, and the tree got a reprieve.

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