Friday, March 29, 2013
Zoning Board members said this was a better use for the property than the vacant building on the site which will now be demolished.
The Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board gave Dougan Outdoor Media the greenlight to construct a digital LED billboard on the northbound side of Route 17. This was the applicant's second attempt to get approval to construct the billboard at this site which borders a gas station and a car wash on the east side of the highway. The new plans call for the demolition of the existing vacant 2-story building which was found to be in poor condition. The only structure at the site will be the billboard itself surrounded by a green landscape. Zoning board members were in agreement that the removal of the building was a benefit to the town. "Removing that building will be an asset to this town," said John Mazzola adding that the building just doesn't fit …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Applicant had been denied previously and returns with revised plans.
Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board of Adjustment will hear revised plans Thursday from an outdoor media company which seeks permission to construct a billboard on the northbound side of Route 17. This will be Dougan Outdoor Media's second attempt to seek approval. Last summer the application was denied as it did not receive enough favorable votes in order to grant the okay for the use variance needed. The applicant returned this past November with minor revisions but was told further revisions would be needed in order for the board to consider the application once again. The Zoning Board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at Borough Hall on March 28.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Heights Zoning board has granted approval to allow a developer to subdivide the Terrace Avenue property in order to construct four 2-family homes.
Plans have begun to construct four 2-family homes on the Terrace Avenue property which was once the Old Homestead and in more recent years Sylvester's Restaurant. Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board granted unanimous approval Thursday to developers Richard Banca and Ralph Manfredonia to subdivide the property and construct four 2-family homes. The property has been dormant since about 2006 when Sylvester's Restaurant closed. Since then a number of developers have come in with plans for the property but most of the plans were found to be too dense, according to Zoning Board Chairman William Kremer. The Sylvester's building has begun to deterioriate over the years and the property has been on the borough's master plan as an area in need of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board meeting Thursday will include discussion of plans to subdivide the old Sylvester's Restaurant property, and a media company tries for the third time to get approval for a billboard on Route 17.
A possible new future for the old Sylvester's Restaurant property will be heard by the Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board this Thursday as an applicant returns with plans to subdivide the property in order to construct four two-family homes. Also the Zoning Board will once again hear from Dougan Outdoor Media which returns with revised plans to construct a billboard on Route 17 North. The Terrace Avenue property known as the former Sylvester's property has been vacant for a number of years. The former building, which shows significant deterioration, remains on the site. In recent years it's been deeemed as an area in need of improvement by borough officials and the Planning Board. The applicant, Richard Banca and Ralph Manefredonia, submitted …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board gives Three Buildings LLC the okay to redesign its parking area, modify properties and improve the access to the property from Route 17
A small cluster of businesses on Route 17 South will get a facelift soon. Zoning Board members granted unanimous approval last Thursday after hearing three hours of testimony regarding plans from Three Buildings LLC to revamp its parking area, redesign one of the three commercial buildings on its property and also improve vehicle access to and from the highway, according to a taped recording of the meeting which Patch obtained from the borough. The property is home to Quest Fitness, Heights Beer & Wine Emporium, Jump On In and Kiddie World Furniture. The building at the front of the property, which currently houses Kiddie World, will be modified and scaled back to create more uniformity with the other buildings on the site, explained Carl …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board will now hear plans from Three Buildings LLC on Route 17 South to upgrade the property and redesign the parking area on Nov. 15.
A commercial property owner on Route 17 South looking to upgrade the site with a new parking plan and other proposed changes will come back to the Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board next month to begin its site plan hearing. Testimony was set to be heard Thursday night, however due to the absence of some Zoning Board members the applicant took the opportunity to be heard by a full board next month. As Zoning Board Attorney Andrew Rotolo explained, in order to get approval for the variances requested five affirmative votes are needed. The new date for the hearing is Thursday, Nov. 15. Three Buildings LLC owns the property on Route 17 South that houses Kiddie World Furniture, Quest Fitness and Heights Beer and Wine Emporium. The proposed …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The media company would need to further revise its plans to build a billboard on the eastern side of Route 17 in order to obtain another public hearing from the Zoning Board.
Dougan Outdoor Media will need to revise its plans once more if the company wants to further pursue the construction of a billboard on the eastern side of Route 17. The media company returned to the Hasbrouck Heights Zoning Board last Thursday with a revised application however board members voted to bar the hearing as members were under the belief the presented changes were not significant enough from the original application, according to a recording of the meeting Patch obtained from the borough. The board’s attorney Andrew Rotolo referred to the term res juricata, a Latin term meaning “already judged.” The original application had been denied by the Board in July. The application had received only four favorable votes and five …