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Questioning of Ridgewood planner coming to close

Questioning of Ridgewood planner coming to close

DECEMBER 19, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 12:31 AM
BY LAURA HERZOG
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

The Planning Board got a chance to question the village planner about multifamily housing this week.

The past few hearings have been devoted to resident questions about Village Planner Blais Brancheau’s testimony on […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Ridgewood Waters FAQ could take out downtown development with a flush

 

Ridgewood Waters FAQ could take out downtown development with a flush 
December 4, 2014
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, On July 17 , during the annual summer water restrictions David Scheibner, Ridgewood Water’s business director, said the developments, proposed for the Central Business District (CBD) would not strain the village’s water supply. http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-experts-weigh-in-on-housing-proposals-1.1053299?page=all

Yet according to Ridgewood […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Reader says It’s absurd that we would be considering a Master Plan change that would allow such a monumental increase

Reader says It’s absurd that we would be considering a Master Plan change that would allow such a monumental increaseThe property owners are already entitled to develop their property, but within the current zoning regulations. At this moment, a residential development may have up to 12 units per acre. The Master Plan Amendment is proposing […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Reader says the first requirement for a town planner is to care about the town

Reader says the first requirement for a town planner is to care about the town 

The first requirement for a town planner is to care about the town and what it is and why residents don’t want high density development.Blais has no affection for Ridgewood. He sings Ridgewood like a robot, comparing him to Bruce Spingsteen […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ridgewood residents grow frustrated with planner’s housing testimony

Ridgewood residents grow frustrated with planner’s housing testimonyNOVEMBER 21, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 10:29 AMBY LAURA HERZOGSTAFF WRITER |THE RIDGEWOOD NEWSFrustration with a lack of certainty was the theme of Monday’s Planning Board hearing on a master plan amendment that would allow high-density apartments downtown.At the meeting, which at one point […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Gymboree on East Ridgewood Avenue now shuttered

Gymboree on East Ridgewood Avenue now shutteredNovember 20,2014Boyd A. Loving9:22 PM The Gymboree retail children’s clothing chain closed its store located at 234 East Ridgewood Avenue late last week.  The building is owned by Milridge Realty, LLC of Tenafly, NJ.  No word on whether the building owner has a new tenant scheduled to move in.The Gymboree […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|12 Comments

Reader says Previous Reports make it obvious that the densities being proposed in ridgewood are too dense.

Reader says Previous Reports make it obvious that the densities being proposed in ridgewood are too dense.So Brancheau doesn’t consider the extensive report prepared by CBR’s attorneys to be adequate planning? CBR spent tens of thousands on hiring a well respected law firm which prepared a 25 page report comparing densities of the most desirable […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Reader says Some really bad decisions are being made because the town is looking for a buck

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Reader says Some really bad decisions are being made because the town is looking for a buckI do think that is a factor right now. Think about it, the ridiculous bike lane was done bc the town received outside money , a study is being funded by the freeholders (not the town) to study […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Reader says When the developers financial interests matter more than the increased burden on residents they are no longer representing our best interests

Reader says When the developers financial interests matter more than the increased burden on residents they are no longer representing our best interests Our government should absolutely be representing our best interests, and repealing the proposition that lead to the multi-family housing and Valley expansion fiascos would be a great start. When the developers financial interests […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|13 Comments

Reader asks an increase of 300-500 new residential units how might affect Village Services ,Schools ,Water ,Recreation and so on

Reader asks an increase of 300-500 new residential units how might affect Village Services ,Schools ,Water ,Recreation and so on To ask them how an increase of 300-500 new residential units might affect their dept. Would they need to hire more staff? Would they need more equipment? What might these additions cost? Can our parks, both […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|5 Comments