TETERBORO, NJ - After six hours spread over two meetings, the Teterboro Planning Board approved Amazon's zoning application for a new site in the borough during Tuesday night's meeting. It was a continuation of the application which was introduced during the May meeting.

The site, 125 North Street, Block 306, Lot 3, is located on the corner of North Street and Huyler Street. It would be Amazon's second facility in the borough.

Amazon was denied a zoning application for the property at 1000 Huyler Street and Route 46 West, also known as the former Strawberry building in late 2019.

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Amazon sought to use the approximate 200-plus thousand square foot building on North Street for warehouse and distribution services, as a "last mile delivery station," according to attorney Joseph A. Paparo, of Prozio, Bromberg, and Newman, P.C., representing Amazon. The site is located in the light industrial and distribution zone of the borough The company was seeking a use variance to deviate from current zoning, a bulk variance for parking stall dimensions and building signs, and a site approval plan.

Sworn testimony for Amazon came from Rick Diedrich, Amazon real estate group, Jack Paruta, architect, Beth McManus, professional planner, Dan DiSario, traffic engineer, and Tony Diggan, civil engineer. Testifying for the borough were Carl Leppin construction official, Joseph Burgis, Teterboro planner, and Bernard Mirandi, engineering consultant. 

The board unanimously approved the application, with a list of conditions to be addressed by Amazon, including approval by the Bergen County planning board, engineering fees, appropriate fire lanes, traffic signal timing on North and Huyler Streets, and addressing curbs, signage and other damage from vehicles.

The site plan can be viewed on the Teterboro's borough's website.


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