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Apartment Complex Proposal on Zoning Board Agenda

Plan called for rental apartments and retail space at a lot on State Street.

A developer’s plan to build a six-story apartment building with retail space at an abandoned gas station lot on State Street is up for discussion at Thursday’s zoning board meeting.

The , included 42 rental apartments on the upper five floors with storefronts on the ground level, according to plans unveiled at a February zoning board meeting.

At the time, residents expressed concerns over the project’s impact on traffic in the area. Monique Kim, speaking on behalf of the Plaza Cleaners next door, said she worried construction would damage her the family store.

“We are very concerned that this would cause erosion and cause serious structural problems for the property,” Kim said at the February meeting.

An attorney for the developer had said his client would be willing to meet with concerned residents.

Thursday’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building 

Barbara Jacoby December 07, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Traffic and parking are an issue. There is currently very little parking for the residents who already live in the area. The spots are taken by commuters who don't live on those streets and by customers. I've had to pay for a garage so that whenever I need to park, I don't have to drive around and around looking for a convenient spot. I believe in community, but how about taking care of the residents already there? Make the side streets for apt and home residents for those that live there. Make other areas for commuters and customers. Also, need to improve business sales in Teaneck?- renovate and reopen the Cedar Lane Cinema. Many businesses on Cedar Lane get more customers from the theatre goers.
zizi December 07, 2012 at 02:05 PM
This is Teaneck... they know how to kick out business..... how to increase taxes..... They should become business friendly.... let the developers build what is profitable for them and ensure that the building provides enough parking space for residents/visitors of the building. I also don't understand why the building height is an issue.... let them build it... it is almost 2013......
Leen Mosley December 07, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The new formula in Europe for lively and safe neighborhoods is restaurants & shops on the first floor (and sometimes roof/penthouse), businesses on the second floor (and sometimes also third floor), and appartments above. This allows for a 24h safe and pleasant community.
zizi December 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM
@Leen Mosley: This formula has worked in Englewood too which is the town next door.... but that town is a LITTLE different from Teaneck
Tee Smyth March 19, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Do we have any updates on this?

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