the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood ‘s central business district has been the point of contention . In the age of internet shopping , the debate is hot an heavy over how to make the CBD more appealing and more competitive.
According to Mayor Hache, “Our CBD is crucial to the vibrancy of our community. I am proud to serve as the Village Council Representative to the Central Business District Advisory Committee (CBDAC). We are very fortunate to have a hard working group of volunteers serving on this committee. It is a true cross-section of our community. The committee is comprised of residents, business owners, and commercial property owners. Thanks to the work of the CBDAC, we allocated funds from the municipal budget to be dedicated to the beautification of our Downtown. This included purchasing the new LED snowflakes, Ridgewood Downtown banners, and funding for the completion of the Van Neste Square lighting project. The CBDAC hosted several Business Community Forums for both business owners and commercial property owners. The forums generated a direct and open dialogue with our business community. The feedback from these forums helped drive all of the new ordinances for the Central Business District. Next, we will be helping with the Master Plan Visioning Process by hosting two roundtable discussions with commercial property owners and realtors.”