Saturday, March 1, 2008

Remember this one?

In reading the recent criticism of the newest Holuba/ Stanton/ Soap Factory plan for 520 Palisades Avenues, a flashback occurred. Does anybody remember stopping by the Teaneck High School meeting in which wave of neighbors got up and protested the condominium development that was proposed? If you may recall, or if you remember the letters to the editors, the neighbors were open to anything, that is anything except for residential. Many commented how industrial or commercial is fine, just not the dreaded condominiums. Well, now industrial is proposed, and guess who is out in force complaining? NIMBYs of the year, two years running?

10 comments:

griggs neighbor said...

Dara Pickard and Rochelle Rudnick.
How will you explain to your neighbors that the reason for this massive commercial development at Haluba is in part due to your public vocal opposition and lack of flexibility to the residential project proposed. I am told that Devito will be renaming it "Pickard Rudnick Industrial Park"

library buff said...

i believe the comments are available in the library on dvd for all teaneck residents to hear.. that is before the plant opens- wonder what new chemicals will be made?

doubletalk1 said...

I am Sure Picard/Rudnick will probably blame someone or someone else for their lack of willingness to compromise with Haluba. I am sure some how they will blame the Council even though it was Rudolph that suggested setting up a community meeting with the neighbors and stakeholders and was met with boos and hiss from the same "friendly" crowd. I believe it was Mayor Katz that stated that the owner has indicated thay are going to do something in that property, the neighbors should work together with the owner to come to a compromise.
Rudnick/Pickard spent so much time listening to the planning board cd's, maybe they can quote their own words verbatim"

Anonymous said...

I don't blame Pickard+ Rudnick for joining the Teaneck trend and acting as NIMBY's. I am only surprised because they are very educated people that they wouldn't try for a community meeting or community compromise.

Tom Abbott said...

Teaneck Truth said:
If you may recall, or if you remember the letters to the editors, the neighbors were open to anything, that is anything except for residential.

This is simply not the true.

Anonymous said...

tom- i am sure somebody will request tapes to confirm this.

question- were you there for all of the meetings- they went pretty late?

Tom Abbott said...

The consensus of the public as eventually reflected in the master plan was to rezone the property as low density residential.

It is true that official of the Planning Board are recorded and available on tape. However, one meeting alone was six hours and it would be hard to verify any anonymous individual's report. Minutes that should reflect comments should also be available through the town. (Unfortunately not on the website.) Fortunately, if the "letters to the editor" exist they should be easier to produce and verify.

It's easy to attack Dara Pickard and Rochelle Rudnick anonymously. The attacker doesn't have to state his own views or affiliations and can switch id's to give the appearance that there are others that share the view.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see that whoever writes Mildred Tucker's letters for her is so on the defensive this week. Naomi Cramer is equally defensive. The losers should just give it up and admit the town is fortunate to have the leadership it has now.

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