Anthony’s project reviewed

March 23, 2019

The Watertown Historic Preservation and Downtown Design Commission reviewed the current design status of the Main Street Makeover project of Anthony’s 511 on Wednesday.

Owner Anthony Chentis won the Wisconsin’s Economic Development Corp.’s third annual Main Street Makeover contest to upgrade his storefront. This contest was an initiative of the Wisconsin Main Street Program.

“We thought the project was going generally in a good direction,” said Steve Board, chairman of the commission.

He said one issue that was discussed was the owner of the building wants to put new siding on the building.

“We were talking about the color selection. The color on the side of the building is going to have an impact on what color you pick for the front of the building.”

The commission approved a sign placed at 2 oh! 2 Salons, 202 W. Main St. The business installed the sign before taking out a permit. Zoning Administrator Jacob Maas said a notice of violation letter was sent to the business.

“A permit was eventually taken out, it was reviewed by my department and it does comply with the sign code for size but because it’s in the historic district it also needed a certificate of appropriateness,” he said. “So because of that, it had to go to the Historic Preservation and Downtown Design Commission.”

The commission also discussed potential businesses for the 2019 façade grant projects.