Fort Lee Zoning Board Approves Multiple Major Site Plans

In a recent meeting of the Fort Lee Zoning Board, several major site plans were approved, including plans for multi-unit residential buildings and a restaurant.

Chairman Douglas Sugarman presided over the meeting, which saw the approval of plans for a 309-unit residential building at 2100 North Central Road and 2143 Hudson Terrace, and a three-unit dwelling at 135 Old Palisade Road. A proposed two-story restaurant at 2016 Center Avenue also received the board’s nod, subject to an agreement with the Fort Lee Parking Authority.

Among the more detailed discussions was the plan for 135 Old Palisade Road. Mark Martins, an Engineer from Norwood, detailed the project, highlighting the replacement of an existing two-story brick dwelling with a three-unit structure. Vassilios Cocoros, an Architect from Englewood Cliffs, described the proposed construction further, including a four-level configuration, exterior lighting, and a roof deck.

David Spatz, a Planner from Harrington Park, emphasized that the new three-family structure would replace an old two-family building, arguing that the proposed site plan is consistent with the neighborhood. The board granted unanimous approval for this development.

The restaurant proposal for 2016 Center Avenue also garnered attention. Steven Collazuol, an Engineer from Fort Lee, presented details of the plan for the vacant lot, discussing aspects like landscaping, utilities, and approval requirements. Vassilios Cocoros returned to provide architectural insights into the two-story restaurant, including seating capacities, access points, and proposed signage.

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