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Bergen County will be Brooklyn

State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, who attended the meeting, said she is preparing new legislation that would potentially help towns, especially densely populated communities like Dumont, address their affordable housing obligations.

“Every municipality in Bergen County is struggling, having no idea how to address it,” Schepisi said. “My biggest concern is, if they have their way, if […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Aronsohn Cronies Continue to Undermine New Village Council

February 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, seems the attempts by the council to reconfigure parking have been met with new calls for “Garagezilla” .

In a recent NJ.com article on struggling downtowns Englewood was mentioned for having over 2000 parking spaces available, including a 345 space garage, many new, upscale downtown housing developments, and […]

By |February 13th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Engineer talks traffic impact near Brogan Cadillac site

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_KrulishPublished 5:45 p.m. ET Feb. 9, 2017 | Updated 6:18 p.m. ET Feb. 9, 2017

As the battle over affordable housing continues across New Jersey, the Ridgewood Planning Board heard more testimony from professionals about a development slated for the former Brogan Cadillac site on South Broad Street.

The board has four […]

By |February 11th, 2017|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

N.J. senator: An alternative plan to Court’s ruling on affordable housing

N.J. senator: An alternative plan to Court’s ruling on affordable housing | Opinion
Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:44 AM

By Christopher Bateman

Providing enough affordable housing for people in need is one of the most important issues we face in this state. The constant string of misguided court decisions has done nothing but create confusion for […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Reader suggest forcing Property Values Down to Create More affordable housing

file photo by Boyd Loving

Given the population decrease in NJ due to people seeking greener pastures (or just a job or lower property taxes) elsewhere, perhaps the answer is not to build additional housing units in Ridgewood to help us meet our COACH obligations, but to find some way to force the price or market […]

By |January 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Guess How Many Affordable Housing Units Could Be Coming to Bergen County?

Posted by Matt Rooney On January 25, 2017

If you missed last week’s affordable housing decision from the N.J. Supreme Court, Save Jerseyans, then get caught up ASAP right here.

The bottom line?

New Jersey communities face NEW property tax-busting affordable housing requirements, as many as 150,000 unit state-wide; the numbers are being fought-out in a number of […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Bergen County|6 Comments

Reader says Arohnson sold the Village of Ridgewood out to the developers

Those who attended the hearings could easily reach the opinion that Arohnson sold the Village out to the developers. He pushed for a a formula where the Village allowed land speculators and developers to build 85 regular market units for every 15 coah compliant units. Do the math – – under the Aronson Plan, if […]

By |January 24th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Reader says developers should be targeted for negative aspects of Build and Run

Excellent but what is the next set of actions to ensure some real actions
Are taken before events and the Developers decend on Ridgewood ,Ho HoKus Glen Rock and other Bergen county communities.?

The developers should be targeted for negative aspects of Build and Run with the Cash tactics..what banks are financing these ruinous Multi family Neighborhood […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Blais Brancheau submits resignation as Ridgewood’s planner

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_Krulish4:02 p.m. ET Jan. 19, 2017

Blais Brancheau, the longtime Director of Planning for the Village of Ridgewood, is resigning from his position.

The village manager’s office confirmed Thursday morning that Brancheau had submitted his letter of resignation, but could not immediately say when his last day would be.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2017/01/19/blais-brancheau-submits-resignation-ridgewoods-planner/96772794/

By |January 20th, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

NJ Supreme Court: Build more affordable housing

Ghetto Building?

Jean Mikle and Russ Zimmer , Asbury Park PressPublished 11:10 a.m. ET Jan. 18, 2017 | Updated 13 hours ago

A housing advocacy group says “tens of thousands” of new units of affordable housing could be built in New Jersey as a result of a state Supreme Court decision Wednesday.

In a unanimous decision, the court […]

By |January 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|17 Comments