has filed preliminary and final site plan approval to construct a parking lot where two dwellings are currently located and expand the restaurant by approximately 600 square feet.
Residents in New Milford and Teaneck have attended a borough zoning board meeting to voice concerns over the expansion plan. The restaurant is located near Riverview Avenue in Teaneck, an area residents say often floods in heavy rains.
"There's overwhelming non-support for this project from the residents,' Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin said at Teaneck's council meeting Tuesday.
Although the work will be done in New Milford, Teaneck officials will review the plans to explore formally opposing the work.
Because the existing restaurant and two lots being proposed for parking lot expansion are located in a Residential A zone, Sanzari's is seeking a "D" variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
However, during the hearing last week, the attorney for Sanzari's New Bridge Inn, Carmine Alampi, requested an adjournment so that he can re-notice the public. Alampi informed the board that the original notice failed to acknowledge that the expansion of the restaurant will increase the seating and, therefore, increase the number of required parking spaces.
The hearing on this application has been adjourned to the June 12 meeting of the Zoning Board.