Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Whats going on in the northeast?

Am i actually reading correctly? Are people saying they want a McDonald's? Prefer a McDonald's!! At the old Stickeys Restaurant site (boy did they have some characters working there!) there are plans for a 22-28 unit condo with ground floor retail (separate site from the McDonald's proposal). This would help take our prime driving street, a gateway to Teaneck, and begin what all people agree is sorely needed upgrading.

All of a sudden, once word gets a around that progress is on the way, come a homeowners association opposed to the plans. Why? NIMBY! The Shepard Avenue residents claim traffic amongst many other complaints (exact quote from resident "are you gong to allow pedophiles to live there"). While these neighbors should definitely be part of the process, and I was told that meeting were conducted with the developers, how does the TCCP get involved? Seems like we are getting played again with hype. Discrimination? Discrimination is the strong concentration of nail salons, liquor stores and auto repair shops that the neighborhood is forced to live amongst. A 22 unit condo on a major township corridor ripe for a commuter dream- i don't think so! (and how much traffic will 22 units, deisgned for commutters, create on Shepard?)

Just wait until the Northeast gets hit with the largest tax increase! Who will help them- Bill Moring?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

that whole area of town needs upgrading it is a worse eyesore than Cedar Lane, not much more mind you.

Cedar Lane Chick said...

Any ideas on how to lure an investor/builder to build higher end housing - condos? Its hard to get construction loans these days so remember that when searching...

Cedar Lane Chick said...

I think that will make the Shepherd's street people happier.

Anonymous said...

higher-end condos or housing?

does this area warrant that? would it fit in with the surrounding area?

Answer to all the questions, NO!

Anonymous said...

On another note, what investor/builder etc. wants to build anywhere in Teaneck when everyone gets up in arms all the time and poo-poo's all the ideas?

I would think that they would and do go to towns where development are welcomed!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:24 said:
does this area warrant that? would it fit in with the surrounding area?

Instead of dimissing the idea outright, why not work together to make sure it does fit in with the area. It would certainly be an improvement to what is there now.

Besides, change can be a good thing.

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Cedar Lane Chick said...

Anon,
by "higher end" I mean not cookie cutter or projects. Regular nice middle class housing. Not McMansion quality that is found on the other side of State St.

Anonymous said...

Teaneck Truth-

Where do you live? I want to be sure that developers try to build beyond existing density in your neighborhood.

Please monitor this blog more closely and remove offensive posts like the one by anonymous 2:34

Anonymous said...

Cedar Lane Chick-

OK I know understand what you mean by "higher end". Your definition is better than the one I had in mind and it is better suited to the area!

Anonymous said...

Fortunately the proposed new condo will be fenced and gated to keep the current residents out.

Anonymous said...

anon 5:14 said:
I want to be sure that developers try to build beyond existing density in your neighborhood.


Instead of shutting down the whole project, focus on getting a solution that works for everybody. Somewhere between the extremes there is a common ground we can all agree on.

A little update and clean up will do wonders for the area including raising the value of your property. You never know, this might be the thing that gets Teaneck its very own Starbucks!

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Anonymous said...

If I lived nearby, I might not want a McD's right behind my house. I live in the vincinity of a few restaurants, and the constant smell of cooking oil can get really annoying.

I would much rather have condos.