Plans are now before the New Milford Zoning Commission for a Panera Bread restaurant to be located in the Litchfield Crossings shopping plaza at 169 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

The restaurant has previous approval but modifications have been requested, decreasing its size to 4,119-square-feet and adding a drive through around the north and west sides of the building. Also included would be an outside dining area consisting of 36 seats.

Panera Bread would sit with a side yard along Dodd Road, be painted yellow with plum purple awnings decorated with wheat graphics.

Zoners have until July 24 to reach a decision.

-- Susan Tuz