MAYOR PAUL ARONSOHN AND DEPUTY MAYOR ALBERT PUCCIARELLI : Ridgewood’s downtown is at a crossroads
Ridgewood News Op-Ed: A vision for downtown
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
BY MAYOR PAUL ARONSOHN AND DEPUTY MAYOR ALBERT PUCCIARELLI
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS
Ridgewood’s downtown is at a crossroads.
Having survived the past few challenging years, there is a new sense of life and vitality in our Central Business District. Grand openings, expanded stores and a range of programs – from the Guild’s “Amazing Race” to the Chamber’s Fashion Show – are generating excitement and a lot of buzz.
This is an important moment in the life of our community, and it is incumbent upon all of us to seize it and make the most of it.
To that end, we offer our vision of Ridgewood’s downtown – a vision rooted in a profound appreciation of our village’s past and a steadfast commitment to its future.
1. Ridgewood needs high-end apartments.
2. Ridgewood needs a performing arts center.
3. Ridgewood needs parking decks/garages.
4. Ridgewood needs to be more business-friendly.
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