More research for Foundry window plan |

More research for Foundry window plan

The proposal to install windows to the front facade of Miners Foundry Cultural Center on Spring Street requires further research, the Nevada City Planning Commission said Thursday.

Three commissioners said the windows Miners Foundry board members want to install could jeopardize the historic character of the Gold Rush-era building. The building’s status on the National Register of Historic Places could be put in question, they said.

The proposed windows would replace a 11-foot-tall window installed in 1974. They would match other windows in the building.

Miners Foundry’s Executive Director Ellen Davis asked for a vote.

Instead, the commissioners continued the meeting. Chairman Conley Weaver appointed Commissioners Harry Stewart and Laurie Oberholtzer to meet with Miners Foundry representatives to study the plans.

Commissioner Ruth Poulter voiced her support for the project. The proposed windows would be better than what is in place right now, she said.

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