Downtown facelift approved by zoners
Gary Goldring of Sherman, a major property owner in the New Milford village center, is about to improve two more structures -- this time along the Village Green.
Approval for facade upgrades was granted April 9 by the Zoning Commission. The changes will be to the former Slone Pharmacy building at 2 Bank Street and the adjacent multi-tenant building at 27 Main Street.
The 4,020-square-foot building at 2 Bank St. will have the existing aluminum siding removed, exposing its brick facade, and a clock tower will be constructed above the front corner entrance.
The 16,000-square-foot building at 27 Main St. will have facade improvements including the addition of columns and cornices.
In front of the restaurant, La Piccolina, a new awning will be added more to scale with the building.
Rob Burkhart, president of the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation, said the trust supports the changes.
First concerned about the addition of the clock tower, Burkhart said he now believes its height will be architecturally suited to the surrounding buildings' heights.