parking lot of Glenn Hepfner Inc. at 2133 Constitution
Avenue in Hartford. Monday night the city’s Plan
Commission approved the site plan for a
12,000-square-foot detached cold storage building at the
company's Hartford location.
HARTFORD — The
surging economy is providing conditions that allow two
area businesses to propose additions to both their
The Hartford Plan Commission earlier this week
unanimously approved expansions by both Glenn Hepfner,
Inc. at 2133 Constitution Avenue in the city and a
building addition for Grande Cheese at 1234 Rome Road in
the Town of Rubicon. The comprehensive zoning ordinance
created by the city and town grants the city’s Plan
Commission the power to review and approve site plans
based on several criteria.
Glenn Hepfner, Inc. has proposed a 12,000-square-foot
cold storage addition to its building. Grande Cheese
will be building a 1,200- square-foot detached addition
for an employee clinic and fitness center.
City Planner Justin Drew told the commission that the
Hepfner, Inc. property is surrounded by other
manufacturing properties and the addition will fit in
with those properties and their uses.
“The proposed addition will be located southwest of the
existing building,” Drew said. “The addition will house
two cold storage rooms.”
Drew said the plan meets all setback and lot coverage
requirements existing in the M-4 zoning district.
“The exterior will be constructed of metal siding and
given the distance of the building to Constitution
Avenue (370 feet) the code requirement for masonry on
street facing facades does not apply,” Drew said. “Two
garage doors will be present on the east elevation and
one on the north elevation. No additional stormwater
management is required for this size addition.”
Drew said the Grande Cheese property is surrounded by
other businesses to the south and west, parkland to the
east and railroad tracks to the north.
“The addition would be located east of the existing
building and the clinic would have a separate entrance
from the fitness studio,” Drew said. “The addition would
house an office, exam room, a lab room, fitness room,
two restrooms and mechanical/ janitorial rooms.”
Drew said the building’s exterior will be constructed of
LP vertical and horizontal siding panels (engineered
wood) that would match the color of the existing
building. Windows will be present on each side of the
building. Four new parking stalls are proposed to
replace the ones lost to the building addition.