Pol criticizes 'Ridgewood Tower'
by Patrick Kearns
Apr 04, 2017 | 757 views | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of City Planning to address zoning in Ridgewood that is allowing a 17-story building at the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and Palmetto Street.

Developer AB Capstone officially began work on the 129-unit building on February 1. It complies with all current zoning for the area.

The neighborhood is mostly three-story rowhouses and small commercial establishments.

“Once completed, this development will have a profound effect on infrastructure, schools, price of rental units, and has the ability to negatively affect the quality of life for our existing and potential new residents of Ridgewood and the surrounding area,” Nolan wrote in a letter to the mayor.

She is calling on the city to work with Community Board 5 to change the zoning near the Myrtle-Wyckoff transit hub to prevent future large-scale development.
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Natoru
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April 09, 2017
These politicians don't know the real problem in their neighborhoods. They are too focus on affordable housings and forgetting other issues. Ridgewood has no parking for people to come and shop. Busineses are not relying on just the local residents, they need to expand their businesses to the not local customers. Without sufficient parking, there is no growth. They need to stop creating zoning that only allow small buildings that won't create any parking. No wonder you won't see businesses survive long.