The Teaneck zoning board on Thursday approved a developer’s plan to build a seven story apartment building along Palisade Avenue, a project that calls for the clean-up of a vacant, contaminated lot.
Developer 1376 Investments LLC had sought variances including site plan approval, use, height and front yard setback for the property at 1475 Palisades Avenue, according to town records. The multi-family rental building will include entrances on Queen Anne Road and Palisade Avenue.
Planner Joe Burgis told the zoning board the project supported the township’s Master Plan and would be a boon to local merchants, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Burgis said the development was estimated to bring about 10 children to local schools.
Residents and merchants at the hours-long meeting praised the project, saying it would clean-up the blighted lot and help struggling local merchants, the report said.
The developer’s application initially called for a 102-foot high building, nearly double the town’s height limit. A revised plan was drawn up in response to concerns over the height, according to the report.