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Ridgewood Planning Board approves apartment complex on South Broad Street

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Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_KrulishPublished 3:16 p.m. ET June 21, 2017 | Updated 8 hours ago

RIDGEWOOD — Two down, two to go.

After a literal 11th-hour change to the site plan, the Ridgewood Planning Board approved the application for an apartment complex on South Broad Street at the old Brogan Cadillac site.

The project, known as The Dayton, is one of four multifamily housing applications filed in the wake of a master plan amendment that rezoned areas of downtown Ridgewood for multifamily housing.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2017/06/21/ridgewood-planning-board-approves-apartment-complex-south-broad-street/414582001/

31 thoughts on “Ridgewood Planning Board approves apartment complex on South Broad Street

  1. Follow the money…

  2. Thank you Melanie Mc Williams for voting no.

  3. OK Village Council – do what you were elected to do….

  4. Susan is morphing more into Paul every day. Ramon is Al and Jeff is Gwen. Can the VC reverse its course and remain true to the values that we voters supported?

  5. Can VC do anything about this?

  6. Bruce- Think it’s a done deal. Any changes will invite lots of litigation I’m sure.

  7. here comes the summer VC deals amnesia..One Eye on the Clock for the shore..

    Completely Pave Franklin Avenue from Stem to Stern..its a shambles

    oh but the new Starbucks Drive ( Crashthrough) will make all this so much better,.Towns a Joke

  8. I’ve lived in this town for almost 10 years and have always wondered what exactly do people what to see done with sites like Brogan, Ken Smith, etc? Brogan has been vacant since 2008…2008!!

  9. 10:34 you stated what we were all thinking so what were they elected to do and too whom..? suggest you meant ..deliver for the Developers after all the handwringing on behalf of the residents. .who will have to live with these Traffic and mega sized disasters..

    Fill up the Schools, come on Down//Deals to be had//

  10. 10:34 you stated what we were all thinking so what were they elected to do and too whom..? suggest you meant ..deliver for the Developers after all the handwringing on behalf of the residents. .who will have to live with these Traffic and mega sized disasters..

    Fill up the Schools, come on Down//Deals to be had//…

  11. There is absolutely nothing you can do to stop this. Ned Cancelmo had this project bought and paid for long ago. You think he gives a crap about the impact on the town? I posted here on 11/5/15 when everyone was bitching about is parking signs…and you did nothing. Any now your going to have an incredible eye sore that’s going to bottleneck Broad street. Good luck with that.

  12. who is “you”

  13. James,
    Perhaps the answer is in the back rooms at Former Fish,Greek to Me,Parc West et al where the beautiful peeps lay down the law to the politicos who need to grow some backbone…as they Pad their egos and daydreams about following Corrie Booker to the gravy train.they just have to do this lil dark thing to join the club..just ask lil Pauly…One things right .broad street neighbors are screwed..

  14. When can I move in?

  15. These parcels of land in the downtown will be developed for housing.The owners are not going to build more retail, they are not going to donate the land for parking.

    The village needs to control the density. Only so many people and cars can be added to the downtown while maintaining the quality of life for all residents.

    These buildings must have resident and guest parking. They cannot become a part of the village public parking. The # of bedrooms determines the parking. Studio/1 bedroom must have 1 parking spot. 2 bedroom two spots. They must also have some spots for visitor parking.

  16. There is nothing wrong with the housing projects EXCEPT the increased density.

  17. Density, parking, school population, water and electricity use that could eventually cause rationing, pedestrian accidents, having to pay a fortune through taxes to lay larger-diameter pipes in the streets all around…and more.

  18. RE: Think it’s a done deal. Any changes will invite lots of litigation I’m sure.
    Bring it on.
    At least I’ll know my tax dollars are being used to fight for me and can’t be used to finance some other disaster.
    Worst case it will stall this fiasco.

  19. RIP Ridgewood
    Welcome to Montclair lite

  20. Only one board member, Melanie McWillams, voted against the application. That took a lot of courage and we should all thank her.

  21. These excellent comments should all be memorialized and handed out at the Fourth of July Happy together Event.With summer vacation ahead , all the worse possible variances are snuck through by the Developers and the beaten up VC .We are stuck with the expense and logistical nightmares,

  22. I don’t get it. I thought the mayor and Voigt were against that many units on Broad St. lot.

    Did they have to vote yes, if the developers complied with the revised master plan?

    Did Melanie McWilliams vote no because she was unhappy with parking there or the number of units.

    I really want to find out and if I don’t get reliable answer here, I will ask the council people. I just don’t understand. On this blog, someone indicated that because the master plan was revised the planning board was required to vote yes, if developers complied with other requirements.

  23. Let the developers sue. Look what it got Valley – a one way ticket to Paramus

  24. thank you Melanie.
    It is sad that it had to take “a lot of courage” to stand up for the residents and support their best interests – something they ALL were elected to do.

  25. When the last planning board and old village council approved it we were done. This decision was only approving the site plan, the use and density were already approved last year. Even if the planning board all voted no to the site plan, the village would have been sued and – after millions spent – would have lost. Bale
    Arohnson, vagianos et al

  26. When the last planning board and old village council approved it we were done. This decision was only approving the site plan, the use and density were already approved last year. Even if the planning board all voted no to the site plan, the village would have been sued and – after millions spent – would have lost. Blame
    Arohnson, vagianos et al

  27. Pretty much 8:07. If the plan was compliant with the ordinances, “not liking the density” is NOT a legit reason to deny the applicant. That is just the law.

  28. Thank you Melanie, you are my hero.

  29. What is wrong with everyone? Cities near trains need to flourish and cars need to vanish. It’s the cheapest, most efficient way to develop a community. I don’t understand the hostility. This is good for tax base, local business, community diversity, etc. Someone wrote “donate the land”? Why? Would you do that if you owned the property?

  30. What is wrong with everyone? Cities with great access to public transportation need to grow through efficient, multi unit housing like this project. Cars need to vanish! This is good for tax base, local business, community diversity, etc. Someone wrote “donate the land”. Would you do that if you owned the property? Come on! Sounds like Bernie to me!

  31. Cars will not vanish and you know it. You’re tellin me that the apartment dwellers won’t have cars. You know they will. Who says the apt. dweller on Broad street has to work in NYC? Even if they work in NYC on weekends and even during the week they will drive around Joisey. Even to local supermarkets, they will drive their SUVs. They won’t be pushin groceries up East Ridgewood Ave. in a cart. They will use their car as much as you use yours. The residents in Ridgewood who work in NYC still use their cars. What will happen to Ridgewood is just the OPPOSITE of what you say. There will be tons more Traffic, cars, SUVs you name it. It will be hellish to drive here. Hey, it already is hellish to drive in Ridgewood. Unlike you I cannot predict what impact a hellish neighborhood traffic situation will have on people wanting to move here. I sure wouldn’t move here. I moved here in the 1970s when traffic was , not entirely, but much more peaceful. Would I move here now, NO.

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