Hinckley Allen Helps St. Francis Hospital Secure Zoning Needed for $26.5 Million Hartford Orthopedic Center
Hinckley Allen represented St. Francis Hospital in successfully securing the zoning amendment and zone change required for a $26.5 million, 33,000-square-foot outpatient orthopedic center in Hartford. This Ambulatory Surgery Center will offer knee, hip and other replacements in a same-day surgery environment.
This outpatient orthopedic center will give patients access to state-of-the-art facilities, improving overall patient outcomes. An important part of this project was Hinckley Allen’s preparation to address any and all questions and concerns prior to meetings with Hartford’s Planning Department and Inlands Wetlands and Watercourse Commission. Laying this type of groundwork allowed the project to stay focused and on schedule.
After Hinckley Allen secured the zoning amendment and zone change for the site, representatives from St. Francis and Hinckley Allen held a series of meetings with Hartford’s Planning Department to develop a comprehensive site plan that addressed the City’s expectations and concerns for the project. After a series of hearings in front of the Inlands Wetlands and Watercourse Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission, St. Francis received approval for their outpatient orthopedic center.
“Hinckley Allen is proud to play a role in this revolutionary expansion project,” said Daniel E. Kleinman, a partner at Hinckley Allen. “Our experience in real estate, specifically land use, helped us tackle this large-scale project. Not only was this site not zoned to allow a facility of this nature, but the location was also partially in a flood zone. We did our due diligence to fully understand the nature of the site and address all regulatory concerns in order to convince the Commission that the orthopedic center would be beneficial to the Hartford community.”