workers Thursday morning were erecting part of the
foundation walls for the Rincon 225 apartment complex
being built adjacent to downtown Hartford.
HARTFORD — Modifications of
plans for the location of air conditioning equipment for the Rincon
225 82-unit apartment complex under construction in the city’s
downtown has caused the project’s developers to seek a grant of
The Common Council unanimously approved the agreement so the
equipment can be located eight feet into the city’s right of way
along North Johnson Street adjacent to where the development is
“It was found that the unit would have to be installed outside
(rather than inside) in order to provide heated make-up air to the
underground parking levels of the building,” said City Engineer
Jason Schall. “The only location that makes sense for this unit to
be located is on the west end of the building. This will allow the
unit to blow directly into parking levels and be as efficient as
The problem was discovered when contractors and architects for the
project began designing the complex’s heating, ventilating and air
“The unit will be surrounded by a privacy fence of about 10 feet by
20 feet in size,” Schall said. “The fence will be about eight feet
from the street pavement. The city is permitted to grant privileges
to authorize the placement of obstructions or excavations beyond
property lines and into the city’s right of way pursuant to state
The developer will be responsible for all costs associated with the
location of the equipment and its removal and placing the location
back into proper order if the equipment is ever removed.
The council also approved the annual renewal of all liquor and
fermented malt beverage licenses.
Before the council approved all of the renewals, a report was
presented by Police Chief David Groves that outlined incidents
related to the renewals that took place over the last year.
Groves said Hank’s Restaurant and Drinkery had one disorderly
conduct incident. Groves said this is down from the five incidents
of alcohol-related disorderly conduct that took place during the
previous licensing period. The Mineshaft had one call for disorderly
conduct involving an intoxicated person.
Groves said B & S Liquor and the Ichiban Restaurant both sold to
underage persons during compliance checks on one occasion. Downtown
Beverage, he said, also had underage serving violations during two
separate compliance checks.
“I am not recommending any license suspensions or revocations,”
Groves said. “However, the committee may wish to consider sending a
warning letter to the establishments with the most violations over
the last licensing period.”
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