Arvest Bank to add first branch location in Shawnee

A rendering of the proposed Arvest Bank location in Shawnee.

Arvest Bank, a banking company out of Bentonville, Arkansas, is planning to build its first location in Shawnee — a significantly smaller prototype than traditional brick-and-mortar banks.

Arvest plans to build a new 857 square foot bank with three ATM drive-thru lanes in the area of 6219-6225 Lucille Lane. Arvest required preliminary site plan approval from the Shawnee planning commission before proceeding with the project.

In its Monday meeting, the planning commission allowed a few deviations on the project, particularly related to the bank’s size, that would configure the site and accommodate diagonal parking and access points.