Glen Ridge

Historic Preservation Commission Application

Date Submitted: _______________________
Date of Meeting: _______________________
Date Application Due: ___________________
(10 days prior to meeting)


Owner's Name: ____________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

Block: ________________

Lot: ________________

Phone Number: (home)___________________ (work)_____________________

Contractor/Builder Name: ____________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________________________

Contact: ____________________________________________________

Architect (if any): ____________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________________________

Contact: ____________________________________________________


Does your proposal involve any of the following in a way that will be visible from the street? (Please check as many as apply):

Building a totally new structure
Adding on to your house or other part of the structure in any way visible from the street
Tearing down a structure or part of a structure on your property
Residing some or all of your house or other structure
Replacing the roofing materials
Enclosing a porch
Replacing doors or windows
Adding or replacing a porch or deck
Other  _______________________________________________________________


Please describe what you plan to do. Use additional paper if necessary.

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Instructions

Before your meeting with the Commission, members will try to drive past your property to familiarize themselves with what you propose. To help them do so, please attach sufficient information to this application so that the Commission members can have a general idea of what you plan to do. A sketch or drawing of how the property will look when you finish is particularly important.

Due with your application ten days before the meeting (12 copies of each):

  1. Photographs of your property showing the area to be worked on. Informal snapshots are perfectly acceptable, but please have the photo clear enough so that architectural details can be seen. Both long shots and close-ups are often helpful.
  2. Any formal architectural plans or drawings that show the work to be done. (All signed and sealed by architect.)
  3. Catalogue descriptions (original or photocopied) of new materials to be installed, such as windows, doors, porch railings, siding and other materials significant to the building. The Commission does not need descriptions of routine construction materials such as framing lumber or plain millwork trim.
At the meeting, the Commission will need the following:
  1. A sample of the new roofing or siding materials, if applicable. If a sample is not available, bring a catalogue description, but the Commission may in its description ask you to return with a sample at a later meeting.
  2. The Commission welcomes having your contractor or other expert with you at the meeting, particularly if there may be technical questions that will be difficult for you to answer. We prefer that you be present in all cases, so that you can react to suggestions made by the Commission and decide whether to accept changes that the Commission might propose. The Commission will not consider your application if neither you nor your contractor or agent are present.
  3. Special rules for siding application: Both you and your siding contractor must attend the meeting. The Commission has strict rules and must be able to discuss possible changes in your proposal with both you and your contractor.
  4. In you are uncertain about whether your proposal will fit the guidelines established by the Glen Ridge ordinance, the Commission invites you to plan ahead and bring an informal proposal to us a month before making your formal application. The Commission will give you an informal reaction, answer questions, and work with you to develop a proposal that both you and the Commission are happy with.
  5. Other approval and permits. If your application is approved by the Historic Preservation Commission, you still must obtain any necessary approvals from the Board of Adjustment or the Planning Board, and you must obtain a building permit after complying with all Code requirements. The Borough Construction code Official will explain these requirements to you.
When Approved by the HPC obtain a Construction Permit at the Building Dept. (Room 101) in Borough Hall.