Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for the preparation and adoption of the Master Plan, which is the guide for development of the community. It reviews and recommends adoption of all amendments to the Land Development Regulations.

The Planning Board also reviews all proposed subdivisions of land for compliance with Chapter XXXV, Section VII of the Land Development Regulations, which contains all standards for development of new streets, sewers, and utilities.

The Planning Board is charged under the Land Development Regulations with the responsibility to review all site plans, parking projects and major building projects for proper design and drainage according to standards.
  • Regular Public Meetings Fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 P.M., Council Chamber
  • Work Sessions, Second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 P.M., Richard D. Wilson Committee Room  

It has additional powers under the Land Use Law. It conducts hearings and may grant certain non-use type variances. There are time limits imposed that can grant certain approvals if the Board fails to act within the specified time:

ACTION

TIME LIMIT

RESULT OF FAILURE TO ACT

Site Plan Review
10 Acres or less

45 Days

Approval Granted
Site Plan Review 
more than 10 acres

95 Days

Approval Granted
Minor subdivision

45 Days

Approval Granted
Preliminary Major Subdivision
10 lots or less

45 Days

Approval Granted
More than 10 lots

95 days

Approval Granted
Site Plan with C Variance

95 Days

Approval Granted
Subdivision with C Variance

95 Days

Approval Granted

 

Click here for a Site Plan Application or a Major and Minor Sub-division Application.  Applications may also be obtained in the Planning Board Office or may be downloaded from Online Municipal Forms on the website.  Planning Board Minutes dating from 1937 to present may be reviewed at any time.

If you have any further questions, please contact Valerie Nicolosi, MLUL Officer, in the Planning Board Office at (201) 568-6100, ext. 5502. The hours for the Planning Board office are:  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Monday through Friday

 

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