FAIRFIELD, Conn. – It won’t cost Fairfield any money to remodel the façade of the Sullivan Independence Hall, but it won’t happen at all if the Historic District Commission doesn't say yes.
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What do you think about re-doing the facade of Fairfield's Sullivan Independence Hall?
I like the idea. It needs to be updated.23%
I'm not sure. I need so see the plans.46%
I don't like it. Nothing needs to be done.31%
During the Fairfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting last week, Roy Ervin the chair of the Sullivan Independence Hall Committee, presented a plan for renovating the outside of one of the town’s government buildings at no cost to the town.
According to Ervin, the money has accumulated in the form of gifts to the committee and it’s purpose in overseeing the building.
The renovations would include fixing the paneling, adding columns and honoring Fairfield’s nautical past with a yardarm flagpole.
“We all agree that the north entrance of the building really is seldom used; it’s the south entrance with the big parking lot which is the dominating entry way for people coming to do business with town hall,” Ervin said. “So. we felt we should change the entry way from the north to the south.”
There would be no construction to the inside of the building, Ervin said, so town hall business could continue interrupted only by some noise. All the changes would occur on the outside.
“We’re going to also make a more formal entry at the south entry; right now, it’s just a plain flat entry way,” Ervin said, adding that a portico will be constructed at the south entrance and roughly 320 feet of white picket fence will be put up around the building.
The board voted 2-0 with one abstention to approve the plans, and will send a letter to the Historic Commission showing its support for the plan.