Morton’s Jewelers plans facade change
Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, September 16, 2015
NEW MILFORD — A change may be coming to the facade of a circa-1902 building on Bank Street.
The building at 15 Bank St. houses Morton’s Jeweler’s, a store that has been part of the Village Center business community for generations.
Owners Jim Lambert and Timothy Morton plan to renovate the facade, installing larger plate-glass display windows that are higher up the building than the current ones. Initial plans were to install brick from the sidewalk level up, but other products are now being considered at the request of the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation.
“When you look at the next building and look up at their building, the second-story facade is not brick,” said Rob Burkhart, president of the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation. “Tim was willing to make any changes necessary as long as he gets his new display windows. If they match the top of the building as best they can, I believe the Trust will approve the project.”
A public hearing on the proposed facade changes will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday before the Zoning Commission in the Loretta Brickley Room of Roger Sherman Town Hall, 10 Main St.