Residents of the 79 apartments in the Hogg Palace Lofts are expecting air conditioning in their units to be restored sometime today — for the first time since power went out early on the morning of August 27th. At a meeting earlier this week, attorneys for and representatives of the Randall Davis Company told tenants of the 8-story building at 401 Louisiana St. that they were aiming for Friday for the AC to be turned on, though could not guarantee it — but that work would continue over the weekend if it couldn’t.
A somewhat parallel sequence of events played out after the promised trailer-mounted Aggreko 1 MW generator pictured above was parked along Preston St. in front of the building last Friday; difficulties in connecting it to the electrical system — including a hunt for the unknown owner of a white BMW parked in a tenant spot in the parking garage that stood in the way of a hook-up — delayed the restoration of electrical power until Monday.
But the lights inside the units have been on since then, and on Tuesday mold inspectors toured each unit to test the air quality. Randall Davis has agreed to credit tenants for 14 days of free rent. At last report, no time frame had been given for the building’s own power to be up and running again.
- Previously on Swamplot: It’s Generator Day at the Still-Dark Hogg Palace Lofts
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