Reader asks The question that i think has failed to be answered is, what benefit, to the residents of Ridgewood does a large parking facility bring?

Whether you want a garage or not, we all need to come to the realization that in it’s current state, our taxes in this town are going up (from already ridiculously high levels) and that this council and ones before have failed to do what I think most would agree is their primary job..to be […]

By |February 25th, 2018|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Reader says EVERY parking study done over the past 50+ years by objective professional consultants has indicated the need for a parking garage in Ridgewood

EVERY parking study done over the past 50+ years by objective professional consultants has indicated the need for a parking garage in Ridgewood. It appears the current Village Council is doing something to remedy the longstanding parking deficit. The garage will primarily serve commuters during the day and local businesses afterwards. It will be a […]

By |February 24th, 2018|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

The Village Council will interview the four companies who responded to the RFP for the Hudson Street parking garage

file photo by Boyd Loving

February 14,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The 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 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Sydney V. Stoldt, Jr. Court Room on the […]

By |February 14th, 2018|village of ridgewood|18 Comments

Reader asks How will that garage benefit any of the residents?

It seems that very few people can even think of a realistic reason to build the garage. Add to Ridgewood taxes so people in other towns can park near the station? Provide extra parking for the builders who refuse to supply what is legally required? (How are they getting by with that, anyway? Did they […]

By |February 9th, 2018|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Reader says We are in a situation now where we can choose the least worst alternative

yeah it is the natural outcome. We are in a situation now where we can choose the least worst alternative. If this can gets kicked down the road yet again, the next steps would be the BIG main street proposals that are now taking place in towns like Bogota and Closter… that result would be […]

By |February 8th, 2018|village of ridgewood|8 Comments

Reader says The Franklin Street “Village Garage” lot was publicly targeted by the Village Council for condemnation as “blighted” as part of a redevelopment plan

The Franklin Street “Village Garage” lot was publicly targeted by the Village Council for condemnation as “blighted” as part of a redevelopment plan. The Village would rely on the decision in Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005), a case decided by the U. S. Supreme Court involving the use of eminent […]

By |February 8th, 2018|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Reader asks let’s all assume they build this thing, how does that change anything in terms of the parking landscape in this town?

Wait, so the argument now is… because a previous council approved the building of condos, in order to “save” the Village we need to appease the developers and build a garage for them given that they will obviously not have the needed parking spaces for their new tenants….and if we don’t build this thing, this […]

By |February 8th, 2018|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Reader says A garage is needed, As to the size of the proposed housing developments there is room for good debate

A garage is needed. I’m willing to accept that the size of such a facility is up to debate but in my opinion, as unpopular as it may be in this echo chamber, it is needed. It’s presence will not destroy the character of the town but will improve the quality our visits to downtown […]

By |February 7th, 2018|village of ridgewood|19 Comments

“A Vision for Downtown” is a vision for the Destruction of the Village of Ridgewood

February 6,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, on October 26,2012 at the time Mayor Paul Aronsohn and Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli created what they called , “A Vision for Downtown” ( http://www.paularonsohn.com/news_articles/a-vision-for-downtown ) in which they detailed :

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

Many […]

By |February 6th, 2018|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Reader says residents should NOT be forced to underwrite the cost for a garage and the business community should NOT be forced to help pay for costs relating to schools

Clearly the garage is primarily for the benefit of the business community. It will help keep retailers and restaurants stay in business however it is equally clear that only those residents who commute to NY stand to benefit from a garage. Since many residents do not want or need the garage perhaps they shoulkd not […]

By |February 6th, 2018|village of ridgewood|3 Comments