NUTLEY, NJ - The Van Riper House Inc. got their wish for 2020 a little early: the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners approved a new 20 year lease at the Dec. 18, 2019 open public meeting. 

The Van Riper House, a historic property owned by the Township of Nutley, is one of the oldest buildings in the Garden State. It has been leased by the Van Riper House, Inc. for decades. In 2019, the Van Riper House elected a new board and set the course for a new path for restoration and revitalization under the leadership of Dante Intindola. 

Last summer, Intindola spoke of the challenges the Van Riper House faced, in part because the then-current lease was set to expire in Dec. 2019. With the new lease agreement, the Van Riper House will have a better chance at obtaining private, state, and federal grants to preserve and revitalize the property. 

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The new lease began on Dec. 18, 2019 and ends on Dec. 17, 2039.

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