Morristown skyline poised to go higher on South Street

Artist's rendering of two additional floors proposed for building housing Wells Fargo at South and DeHart streets. Photo courtesy of Topology.
Artist's rendering of two additional floors proposed for building housing Wells Fargo at South and DeHart streets. Photo courtesy of Topology.
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Morristown’s skyline is poised to grow by another two stories, at the corner of South and DeHart streets.

The floors would be added to the Wells Fargo building, according to an application pending before the town planning board.

This would bring the structure to six stories, which is allowed in that commercial zone.  However, the proposed height of 71.12 feet would exceed the 65-foot limit, so a variance is required, said Christopher Kok of the town’s planning firm, Topology.

Other variances are needed for signage sizing and off-street parking, he said.

The applicant, GPT Morristown Office Owner LLC, has indicated the additional stories are intended for office use, and that Wells Fargo would remain open during construction, Kok said.

If the addition is approved, it would continue a transformation of DeHart Street that includes 59 luxury apartments being built in front of the DeHart Street parking garage.

That’s a redevelopment project; the GPT Morristown proposal is not.

The board is scheduled to hear the matter on Sept. 28, 2017.

Here is the Wells Fargo building as it stands now, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Here is the Wells Fargo building as it stands now, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Here is the Wells Fargo building height compared to its neighbors, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Here is the Wells Fargo building height compared to its neighbors, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Wells Fargo alongside its new neighbor, the DeHart apartments (blue) under cosntruction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Wells Fargo building alongside its new neighbor, the DeHart apartments (blue) under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The DeHart Street apartments, under construction, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Timmy- it is no taller than 40 Park. It redos the facade of the ugly Wells Fargo building and adds nice office space instead of more apartments. I love it!

  2. Timmy, that is hardly a tall building. Morristown is constrained into a small land area. It needs density and height – especially downtown. I wish they were building much taller buildings.

  3. I do not like the idea. We are becoming a city of tall buildings with little capacity of getting sunlight into our town. We need to keep the current standards for building heights in place. Also, as stated, it is not part of the redevelopment plans for Morristown — perhaps as it was not seen as necessary or advised.
    I hope Morristown green will keep us updated on the date, time and place.

  4. Absolutely love it. It goes great with some of the newer buildings in that area and makes the current building pop. New office space will be nice as well to get some more patrons during lunch for the surrounding businesses (even though I know they are mostly already crowded during lunch)

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