General Information of the Building Department
The Building Department Issued 1929 permits in 1999 with a construction value of $19,683,536, compared to 1874 permits in 1998 with a construction value of $17,495,112.
The Township received a total of $342,763 in revenue from various permits and fees, and the Department personnel performed inspections from the following Building Department activities:
The Building Department's computer software was upgraded at the end of the year. This upgrade will allow the Department to keep abreast of recent changes to the State Uniform Construction Code and to the ever increasing amount of information the State requires to be retained by the municipality.
In conjunction with this increase in new construction data, the effort to catalog historic Building Department records continued. Summer work study program students have been utilized effectively in the progress of this task. Many residents and design professionals have enjoyed the benefits of this project through the retrieval of past permit information and plans.
During 1999 several major projects were in various stages of construction. Planned expansion and renovation projects at Lowell School, Whittier School and Teaneck High School saw their completion and use of these new spaces. A new medical office building at the intersection of Teaneck Road and Degraw Avenue, now known as 1 East Degraw Avenue, has been completed and occupied. The Yeshiva Gedolah, located at 1443 Palisade Avenue, has completed their construction and began classes in the fall.
During 1999 the Board of Adjustment processed 41applications and collected fees totaling $14,530. The Planning Board processed 37 applications and collected fees totaling $907. Significant applications heard by the Boards involved wireless communications facilities at 715 Linden Avenue for Nextel Corporation and at 1086 Teaneck Road and the Glenpointe Marriot for Omnipoint Communications. These applications, although not large projects, spanned many public hearings as they involved new technologies and the application of new ordinances. In addition, the Board of Adjustment heard the application of Castle Senior Living, for the development of an assisted living facility. Here too, the Board dealt with new ordinances and a relatively new residential use concept. Geriatric Services (the Brightside Manor) made application and will be constructing a second floor addition and renovating their existing facilities.
Department personnel continued to improve on their skills. Technical and non-technical staff attended seminars and classes on issues critical to Department functions. Individuals earned certificates and additional licenses, in an effort to expand the quality of services provided.
General Information of Building Department
|Steven M. Gluck:||A.I.A. - Construction Official|
|Board of Adjustment:||837-4835|
|Planning Board:||837- 4834|
to 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. July and August
|Building permits issued until 1:00 P.M. daily|
The Building Department issues building permits and certificates of occupancy in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code Act and all local ordinances and state regulations
It administers the Township zoning ordinances and supervises all inspections as may be required to administer and enforce the applicable provisions of the Township Code.
If you have any questions such as if permits are required or what is involved in getting a permit, please feel free to call the Building Department.
Back to Teaneck Municipal Service 2000
Back to Home