For over 100 years, Ridgewood NJ has been a quaint residential neighborhood with a character that has been preserved by strict planning ordinances. The quality of life is high and people choose Ridgewood as a place to bring up their families because of the safe, leafy suburban environment.
In 2006 Valley Hospital presented plans to the Village of Ridgewood for an extensive upgrade the Hospital site on Van Dien Ave. On June 21st, the Ridgewood Planning Board approved an amendment to the Village’s Master Plan what would allow the hospital to increase the Gross Floor Area of its buildings by 100% more, almost double its lot coverage, increase the building height to 94 ft and build as close as 40 ft to its present boundaries.
While the wording of the H-Zone section of the Master Plan was inadequate, the changes made on June 21st 2010, usher-in an unprecedented urbanization of Ridgewood with long-term consequences.
The Concerned Residents of Ridgewood are a local group that is committed to fighting the urbanization of Ridgewood and preserving the Village’s quality of life.
Concerned Residents Position on the June 21st 2010 Vote