Teaneck Explores Repairing P.A.L. Building
Meeting space proposed at long-vacant township site
Teaneck officials are reviewing options for the rundown former Police Athletic League building on Belle Avenue.
Township Manager William Broughton suggested the town match a $20,000 grant awarded to install handicapped bathrooms with funds to repair the decades old structure.
"It's a space that could be used for meeting space. We've had several people approach us on that issue," he said at the March 5 council meeting.
Repairs needed on the building's foundation would cost around $17,000, Broughton said.
A Teaneck electrician volunteered to work on the building, Broughton said. Other volunteers could be used to help clear the building.
Councilman Elie Y. Katz, who worked to find grant funding for the project, said local residents and community groups have also expressed interest in covering costs for building renovations.
The long-vacant building sits in Mayor Eleanor Kieliszek Park, near Route 4. Records show it was built in 1950.