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Additional studies needed for Ridgewood CBD housing issue

Village Council

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NOVEMBER 13, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015, 12:31 AM

Additional studies needed for CBD housing issue

To the editor:

On Sept. 30, hundreds of residents attended the Village Council meeting to tell our council members we do not want them to approve high-density housing at the 35-unit-per-acre density level and that further studies were needed. A vote was taken and the council passed, by a 4-1 vote, a measure for a “traffic and infrastructure study, financial study and school impact study.” The traffic study was further outlined as “surrounding neighborhoods, the entire Village” as the prior studies had not looked at this area.

At the council meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, the council agreed to move forward and examine finances but Mayor Paul Aronsohn said it is “still inconclusive if we will do additional studies.” It appears they may try and push these ordinances through without ever doing the additional full analysis they are duly bound to do by their 4-1 vote.

Please write them and urge them to keep their word and perform the new studies they committed to in September. Again, those studies are a comprehensive traffic study, school impact study, infrastructure study and financial impact study.

Their email addresses are: Paul Aronsohn –; Albert Pucciarelli –; Gwenn Hauck –; Susan Knudsen –; and Michael Sedon –

Carrie Giordano

One thought on “Additional studies needed for Ridgewood CBD housing issue

  1. Make the housing 55 years of age and lower the density to 25 units or less per acre.

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