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High Density Housing Takes Shape in Ridgewood

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, with the high density housing taking shape in the central business district in the Village of Ridgewood , Ridgewood taxpayers will once again be called on to fund additional, water, police, fire ,sewage , garbage, recycling , parking, roadwork infrastructure and additional school classrooms . All brought to you by the infamous “3 Amigos” ie… Paul Aronsohn  ,Gwen Hauck  and Albert Pucciarelli .

While taxes skyrocket , housing stalls ,ask your self  how difficult the Franklin /Broad Street  intersection will be during the morning rush and will Ridgewood Water finally institute “no flush Fridays” policy?

 

23 thoughts on “High Density Housing Takes Shape in Ridgewood

  1. welcome to east montclair
    all the douchebag liberal democrats from there are here
    now there will be more of them
    RIP good old ridgewood

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  2. I totally agree with Anonymous – we will be paying for these apartments in many ways. However, at least the one on Broad street looks kinda nice. Much better than ghastly white-elephant garage.

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  3. Lots of dead space still… the old auto body shops along Maple and the old Town garage…

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  4. If it were safe to close one’s eyes while driving, I would close mine while traveling through (never to) the CBD now. Very painful to see.

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  5. Paul, Gwenn, and Albert are to blame.

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  6. No intent To Ever pave it

    Never Franklin

    county its a shit road

  7. Wait for One village one vote. When that passes in November, it’s going to open flood gates for high density housing.

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  8. I can’t wait for the rats and the crime.

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  9. It’s great getting these places done. Just the fact that it drives the noisy minority crazy makes it all worthwhile

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  10. You frickin people never cease to amaze me.
    You will bitch and moan all day long and when was that last time you raised a finger around here?
    The powers that be are running this town like they have always done while Karen is off to the club and Ken is banging his head on Wall Street. It’s a good scam. And we’re certainly not going to let any of you locals Fuck it up. Mind your peepers, pay your taxes, get junior through high school and then pack it up and bolt so we can start the process all over again. In the mean time? S T F U.

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  11. Looks hideous . Too close to the road. What were they thinking? At least 8 or 10 feet back further may have helped. If you can’t afford the taxes, you might look elsewhere…

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  12. All those extra people will bring business to the town and the town can make more with that very convenient and easy pay for parking…

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  13. How come I can’t put a small porch on my house when I redo my steps for my 100 year old home because the town says it will be too close to the curb (the home was built before the law and is technically already too close which is why it is a dumb regulation for grandfathered homes) but they can make these new structures as tight as a New York City block?

    If you look at the main streets of Montclair (especially Bloomfield) the streets are a lot wider and can handle the people and the feel of the new development the put in in the last decade

    Ridgewood was not built like that.

    Our main boulevard is very tight (especially when passing a bus).

    I have no idea on an economic level of this will actually good for the town, but it is an inappropriate structure for the layout of our “village” (or maybe I should start saying city, regardless of our government structure).

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  14. If you don’t like the current building situation going on.
    Its simple, make yourself heard at the next “Elections”….!
    Remove the ones your not happy with.

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    1. little late for that

  15. Ridgewood is going to be a Hoboken style town which will dimish all the beauty and charm and character that the town has built up all these years. The high taxes will go higher,,the schools will become over crowded .I could go on and on about the destruction of a once beautiful town.
    P/S ..Don’t forget about the section 8 families that. by state law have to be housed with out any discrimination

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  16. Its a shame what the are doing to this once beautiful village,,,it will now become a city,,,,Look what it did to Hoboken,,you can’t park,streets are overcrowded, and traffic is horrible. What a shame, I don’t even live in the Village but have a lot of friends there and I’m always impressed. With ne a apts.come crime,,overcrowded schools etc
    P/S ..Don’t forget with this type of housing by state law so many Apts. have to be set aside for section 8 families without any discrimination. I’m so sorry that this once beautiful Village will never be the same

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  17. Not sure I understand some of the complaints. I eat in Ridgewood restaurants all the time and I bicycle through Ridgewood as well. These buildings seem to be in line with the buildings on the adjacent block, leaving exactly the same amount of sidewalk space. They are no closer to the road than anything else in town. And they don’t look any higher, even with the parking underneath, plus they are off in the corner against the hill of the railroad tracks. The decaying old automobile dealership was not exactly the prettiest thing. Complain about expenses, but how much property tax will be collected from these buildings ? Surely more than the vacant old lot. If you want young people and older folks who can’t drive anymore to be forced to leave the area, then keep complaining, but if you want to keep having young families growing and paying taxes in town, you need a place for them to live.

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  18. The Section 8 tenants will wreck the place in a matter of months.

    Enjoy.

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  19. Ridgewood has always been attractive due to great community and schools and town. What will happen to class sizes with all the new appartments? The Parking garage will encourage commuter traffic and the restaurants and town services will be overloaded.

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  20. Will there be taxes paid by the owners or have they reached a PILOT Paymemt in lieu of taxes agreement with the town because of the affordable units? Many of these new building in NJ are reaching PILOT agreements because of the towns affordable housing requirements.

  21. Dutch Uncle – The proper tax comparison would be how much taxes are those 60 or so units paying vs 60 or so houses, not how much are they paying vs a single business. That’s the problem…high density housing is a less-expensive way for a family with school-aged children to move into the Village and consume the services of the school system.

    I really would have no problem with the apartment buildings if they were taxed like a house is. Anyone can move to Ridgewood and attend the schools, but they need to pay for it, just like everyone else. Admittedly, I haven’t in a while, but I used to get on that train at 7:00am every day and come home at 7:00pm to be able to afford to live here. If someone else wants their kids to sit next to mine in school, they are welcome, but they should be sitting next to me on that train too.

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  22. The charm of this village is gone..so sad

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