At an Aug. 9 public hearing, a 48-unit, four-story apartment complex proposed for 37 Hartford Avenue by Vessel Development of New York, was presented to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC) for permit approval of its storm water management plan. The review and permits are required because the site includes 932 square feet of wetlands.
The 2.5-acre site was approved for a commercial structure in 2007, which included parking, storm water management and a septic system. The present development plan would also utilize a septic system.
The unusually well-attended public hearing occasionally became contentious. With the meeting running long, the commission continued the hearing to its next meeting on Sept. 13.