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Ridgewood board approves Chestnut Street development

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_KrulishPublished 7:46 p.m. ET April 5, 2017 | Updated 19 hours ago

RIDGEWOOD — Barring any unforeseen developments, the village will soon be home to a new residential complex on Chestnut Street.

Chestnut Village, a 43-unit apartment complex, will include seven units set aside for affordable housing. It will be built at […]

By |April 7th, 2017|village of ridgewood|8 Comments

Reader says supporting simple, low-cost, low-impact, high-ROI programs undermines their entire narrative of over-developing Ridgewood

The crowd who loves high-density CBD housing, massive hospital expansions, and giant money losing garages hate adding more parking to the train station and CBD in a simple and low-cost manner. Why? Because supporting simple, low-cost, low-impact, high-ROI programs undermines their entire narrative of over-developing. Is Sears failing from a lack of parking? Is Englewood, […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader says the garage, was promised to the developers so that they could legally provide less parking

Halaby et al do not favor any parking solutions except the garage, promised by former Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli and former Mayor Paul Aronsohn  to the developers so that they could legally provide less parking on their own apartment properties. Resolve the parking situation in other ways and the (unwanted, unneeded, solution-less) garage goes away. […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

Testimony concludes on Chestnut Street proposal in Ridgewood

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Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_Krulish6:54 p.m. ET Feb. 23, 2017

Ridgewood — Testimony on behalf of an applicant proposing a multifamily housing development on Chestnut Street concluded in front of the Planning Board on Tuesday, though more steps remain before a final vote is taken.

The board will have the opportunity for its own experts […]

By |February 24th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Many NJ residents exposed to risk of Edgewater-style fire

Nicholas Pugliese , State House Bureau, @nickpugzPublished 5:39 p.m. ET Feb. 20, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

The obliterated homes and torched wedding photos. The lost green cards and melted jewelry. Those things, at least, might have been anticipated once the first flames took hold in the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in January 2015.

The […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

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

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

Reader asks Why all of a sudden this hysteria of pushing for affordable housing. Whose agenda is this?

If you voted for Obama or any Democrat in New Jersey it is your Agenda 

This is such bullshit. Why all of a sudden this hysteria of pushing for affordable housing. Whose agenda is this? Why stuff nice towns and villages with buildings that are out of character? Why force villages that people have worked very […]

By |January 19th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Change in “Affordable Housing” Requirement Great News For Responsible Development in Ridgewood

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July 13,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, looks like Ridgewood residents who questioned the over development of the central business district proved right all along. A state appeals panel overturned a court order that could have added thousands of units to developers’ plans.
Suburban towns are not required to address the so-called “backlog” […]

By |July 13th, 2016|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Ridgewood Village Coucil Majority Votes For High Density Housing In Ridgewood

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March 24,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,last night It was a very predictable, 3-2 votes on anything meaningful and the majority stating all the reasons they were voting yes except representing the people. The leaving council majority aka the 3 amigos are enacting a “scorched earth policy” as they will […]

By |March 24th, 2016|village of ridgewood|37 Comments