The Bank of America, at 8100 Forsyth (Parkside and Forsyth), is destined to be demolished and replaced with a $2.5 Million replacement. The current building, built in the 60s with a brutalist look, appears to be two stories but is in fact actually one floor.
According to the Clayton Architectural Review Board application, the new bank will include an "Arc in Plan" design which will be made out of stone. According to the architecture firm, Nelson, the arc, which runs the length of the building, is a welcoming gesture to all visitors to the bank.
The main entrance will lie on Parkside Drive with Forsyth receiving some love, but not much. The new bank design adds windows along Forsyth to address Pedestrians walking there. The main entrance will be clad in wood and brick as an ode to Shaw Park just across Parkside Drive.
Other new features to the bank will be primary parking lot/ATM entrance on Forsyth with an exit lane onto Parkside Drive. Both will be in roughly the same space as they currently are. Pending approval by the clayton Architectural Review Board, and is it has to go before the Clayton Board of Aldermen, construction could start immediately.
The bank replacement follows Bank of America's new store design that better serves customers in the community.