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.