Old building will be replaced by four 2-family homes.
Demolition of the decades old restaurant building, known in recent years as Sylvester's and before that the Old Homestead, started this week. The old building on Terrace Avenue is being taken down to make way for four 2-family homes which received approval from the borough's Zoning Board back in January. The property had been dormant since 2006. The buildig had begun to deterioriate over the years and the property has been on the borough's master plan as an area in need of improvement. The developer had previously agreed to keep a piece of the building to give to the borough for historical purposes. Plans may include putting a memorial to the old site at Woodland Park.
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 …