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Reader says ,”There’s plenty of parking . . . on select days . . . during summer . . . or school vacations when many commuters are out-of-town on vacation”

“There’s plenty of parking . . . on select days . . . during summer . . . or school vacations when many commuters are out-of-town on vacation with their families. During the ordinary work week during the regular year, the parking lots are typically filled to capacity by an early hour of the morning. Anyone claiming otherwise is being hugely disingenuous or deliberately deceitful.

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Ridgewood CBD Faces Parking-apocalypse on Monday

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Ridgewood NJ, looks like Ridgewood’s Central Business District is facing a parking-apocalypse this week when both the Hudson lot and Cottage Place lot are closed as of Monday August 19th. Resident should brace for longer parking times and more congested road ways .

HUDSON STREET PARKING LOT CLOSING AUGUST 19, 2019
-Parking deck construction starts.
-Pedestrians must use the sidewalk along the church side of Hudson Street.
-Hudson Street will be open to vehicles during the beginning of the construction…as the project proceeds…there will be weeks that the street might be closed.

Cottage Place Parking There will be milling and paving of
COTTAGE PLACE PARKING LOT ON August 19, 2019

weather permitting it should be done by August 23, 2019…

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Reader says ,”I think that instead of a “solution” the high costs of parking will actually drive customers and businesses away”

“Just imagine spending $30.99 per person at Mike’s ice cream? There are very few restaurants on the list that would be able to say that $30.99 without tax and tip would be a bargain. Add in several dollars for parking and no one will come. It was fair years ago when it was $20.00 and up and real dining places were included. Now it is a real joke! The old quote “Build a better mousetrap and they will come” fits here. The thought frequently expressed recently by The Chamber of Commerce–that Apple, Trader Joe’s etc. may happily come to Ridgewood now that we have a costly parking garage for their customers is really a pipe dream. Number one, where would they build “near the garage” and two, what incentive is a garage, or a street, with high parking costs for anyone’s potential customers? Someone, not naming name, has a serious problem if he thinks the garage is “The perfect solution to all of Ridgewood’s parking problems.” I think that instead of a “solution” the high costs of parking will actually drive customers and businesses away. Now we still have new stores leaving in a year or less and that trend will only be intensified by the higher cost in parking when all the near by towns have all we have to offer at no addition costs like parking!”

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Ridgewood Village Council Public Workshop Agenda

THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA
JULY 10, 2019 ,7:30 P.M.

1.         7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor

2.         Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin    board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

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Ridgewood Train Station Lot 35 new spaces ,35 empty spaces

photos by Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, a reader counted 36 empty parking spaces at the train station parking lot this morning as of 10 AM ,begging the question ,”Why do we need a parking garage?”

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UPDATE ON MILLING AND PAVING OF TRAIN STATION PARKING LOT AND ADJACENT LOT CLOSURE WILL TAKE PLACE ALL DAY AND INTO THE EVENING ON JUNE 14, 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Due to the heavy rains this morning, the train station parking lot and the adjacent parking lot (with an entrance by MacMurphy’s) will be milled and paved all day and into the evening hours, of June 14, 2019.  Please make alternate parking arrangements, as indicated below.

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The Ridgewood Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14)

ATTENTION RIDGEWOOD COMMUTERS:
• The Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14) for milling and paving
• Both sides of the Train Station parking lot will be closed including the entrance and side closest to MacMurphy’s

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Hudson Street Parking Garage Exterior Materials & Finishes – May 22, 2019

PRESENTATION

HUDSON STREET PARKING GARAGE EXTERIOR MATERIALS & FINISHES

MAY 22, 2019 – 7:00PM

All Village residents are invited to view the presentation boards showing the outside materials and finishes for the Hudson Street Parking Garage, on May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Court Room of Village Hall, prior to the Village Council Work Session, which begins at 7:30 p.m. that evening.