HUDSON STREET PARKING GARAGE UPDATE
Important Message from Mayor Susan Knudsen
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, there will be a SPECIAL VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING – FEBRUARY 21 – 7PM: Village Council will be interviewing the four companies who responded to the RFP for the Hudson Street Parking Garage on February 21, 2018, beginning at 7:00 pm in the Sydney V. Stoldt, Jr. Court Room on the fourth floor of Village Hall. The meeting will be televised on Cablevision 77, Verizon 34, and YouTube livestream.
Each company will summarize their proposals and will present their concept plan(s).
Last fall the Village Council and Village Planning Board identified the Hudson Street Parking Lot as an Area in Need of Redevelopment. A resolution was adopted unanimously by on October 11, 2017. Doing this placed the Village in the best possible negotiating position allowing for direct negotiations with potential garage developers to achieve the best possible outcome on behalf of Ridgewood taxpayers.
Financial Analysis and Parking Allocation studies are expected before February 28 and the results will be discussed during the February 28th Work Session meeting.
I hope you will join us at Wednesday’s (2/21) meeting to learn more about the various proposals, designs, and build cost. Council members will have an opportunity to ask questions during each of the four presentations. Two Public comment periods are scheduled, one at the beginning and one at the end of the meeting. Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment at this time.
The process has been open and transparent every step of the way.