In April of 2008 the city issued bonds to partially fund the $2,500,000 purchase of 89-91 Anderson Street. In September of 2008 the city then issued bonds to partially fund the initial $250,000 of renovations to the building.
The rear of the building is currently being used to house the building department (which is faced with its own troubles) while the Anderson Street side of the building displays signs that would lead one to believe it is a Boys and Girls Club and a substation of the Hackensack Police Department. I am told that the building houses vehicles and old city files.
|89-91 Anderson Street|
|The Building Department (rear of 89-91 Anderson Street--410 E. Railroad Avenue)|
|Garbage and debris left in the parking lot|
|The building facade is damaged and stained|
What is funny about this building is that although the address is 89-91 Anderson Street. The building displays the numbers 91-89 Anderson Street.
|The entrance to 89-91 Anderson Street is marked 91-89|
This was brought to Mr. LoIacono's attention at a January 2012 council meeting. I have not been able to identify one other building in this city that displays numbers in a descending and not ascending order. I immediately thought that maybe the city was trying to start a trend. However, upon further research I noted that by ordinance properties must display street numbers in conformity with the tax map. See section of the City Code below.
|The section of the City Code that dictates the display of numbers on buildings (click to enlarge)|
|The section of the City Code that dictates remedy for incorrect display of numbers on buildings (click to enlarge)|
|The tax record for 89-91 Anderson Street|
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