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Money Issues Stall Teaneck Road Streetscape Improvements

Holy Name Medical Center is one of the dominant, disparate uses that break up the business community on Teaneck Road.
Holy Name Medical Center is one of the dominant, disparate uses that break up the business community on Teaneck Road. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

TEANECK — In spite of community support and a $70,600 planning study, the township continues to delay streetscape improvements to Teaneck Road that residents and business owners say are needed to promote growth on the busy corridor, NorthJersey.com reported.

The citizens’ group says beautification of the thoroughfare is necessary to attract quality new businesses, particularly national chains, according to the website.

Holy Name Medical Center, strip malls, government buildings, medical offices and houses line the north-south road that is a corridor between Rte. 4 and the New Jersey Turnpike, NorthJersey.com said.

But the road looks like a hodge-podge, “some side road,” according to one retailer,  NorthJersey.com said.

As part of the planning study, performed by T&M Associates, meetings were held that elicited strong community support. But financing has stymied progress, NorthJersey.com said.

Deputy Mayor Elie Katz confirmed money is the problem. He said he is happy there is community interest in changes along Teaneck Road, but “the issue is finding money,” according to NorthJersey.com.

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