Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is well aware that there is ample parking in town and they are simply trying to redistribute the cars. This is a sensible solution instead of putting up an unneeded, unsightly, unwanted and unaffordable parking garage.
The plan to get CBD employees away from the “prime spots” up near the restaurants is a great one. However, it does seem that there might be too many CBD-Employees spots set aside, based on these photos. There was a ton of empty spaces for them Monday mid-morning and again mid-afternoon. Perhaps the number will need to be reduced. There was also ample parking available in the lots as well as on street for shoppers and diners.
Kudos to the VC for working toward resolving this. I am confident that they will be monitoring the ebb and flow of open parking spaces in the weeks ahead, and probably adjusting things as needed. But it is more and more obvious that a massive garage is not needed and it never was.