Two men are seen outside
Broan-NuTone Monday morning in Hartford. The business is
proposing a 12,000-square-foot addition that would be
used for office, lab and test space.
John Ehlke/Daily News
HARTFORD — After very little discussion and a unanimous
vote, the city’s Plan Commission on Monday approved a
site plan for a proposed 12,000-square-foot addition to
the Broan-NuTone complex along Madison Drive.
new space is in addition to the ongoing construction of
the company’s logistics center on the same campus.
“Will the addition be used for storage?” asked Alderman
and Commission Member Bob Jewell.
proposed addition will house offices, a conference room
and restrooms as well as new lab and test space,” said
City Planner Justin Drew.
Jewel also said the building addition would be included
in the proposed new Tax Incremental Finance District No.
11 that city officials are near giving final approval
to. A TIF district uses additional property taxes
generated within its borders through increased economic
development to pay for building infrastructure such as
sewer and water, storm water management, roads, access
to electricity and natural gas as well as other
improvements needed to spur development.
said the property is located at 1140 Madison Drive and
is surrounded by other manufacturing properties to the
south, west and north and a park and two-family
properties to the east and will be south of the existing
addition meets all setback requirements and will be set
back about 390 feet from North Wacker Drive,” Drew said.
“The exterior will be constructed of tan pre-finished
insulated metal panels. The existing building, which the
addition will be built next to, is brick facing Madison
Drive and cream colored concrete block facing North
Wacker Drive. The addition’s materials are similar to
those being used in construction of the new logistics
said the space for the addition is now used for parking.
Thirteen new parking stalls will created on the west
side of the addition.
“Given that the lab is part of the larger Broan-Nutone
complex, staff believes that adequate parking exists,”
proposed addition, Drew said, will be built at the same
elevation as the existing building. “The building will
also include sprinklers for fire protection,” he said.
Church storage building
other business, with little discussion the Commission
also unanimously approved a site plan for a proposed
cold storage she on the property of First Congregational
Church at 621 Abbott Ave., which is the former home of
the local VFW. The building proposed would be 24-by-32
feet and slightly more than 11 feet tall.
campus of the church is made up of two lots and the
church is in the process of joining the lots to allow
the building of the shed. In order for the new shed to
be placed in the desired location the two lots must be
joined,” Drew said. “A shed that is already located
there will be removed. The proposed location for the new
shed is in the vacant parcel behind the church parcel.”