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New Housing Developments Could Force Sewage Piping Changes

Upgrades to antiquated piping may be necessary to handle sewage from four proposed housing developments.

Four proposed housing developments in the Ridgewood downtown might require the village to replace piping to handle sewage flow, according to a report in The Ridgewood News.

Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser said additional piping may be needed in some locations to accommodate sewage, particularly around Ridgewood Station, according to the report.

Much of the village's piping is 80-90 years old, he said, adding that he didn't think the developments themselves would require an upgrade at the wastewater control plant.

The developers could be on the hook for any additional infrastructure changes their projects bring to town, including traffic upgrades.

Proposed are the 114-unit Ridgewood Station at the old Ken Smith site; the 106 unit Dayton at the old Brogan Cadillac on S. Broad St.; the 50-unit Enclave, which drastically changes the Sealfons building on Maple, Franklin and East Ridgewood Ave; as well as the 50-unit Chestnut Village, located near the YMCA on Chestnut Street.

Felicia February 28, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Why are we considering all of these developments at one time? Can we really have 4 large construction projects going on in our downtown at once and not expect mass chaos? Who really do these developments benfit apart from the developers themselves?
News Man February 28, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Relax, each of these projects benefit all of Ridgewood. And most often projects like these just natural fall in line depending on availibility of funding and the developers interest themselves. The process will be supervised carefully I'm sure. Be patient.
disgusted March 02, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Yeah right !
Fan of Ridgewood March 12, 2013 at 08:55 PM
As far as i can see, these developments only benefit the developers and the storefronts. It doesnt benefit homeowners in Ridgewood. I believe these are all rentals. It will forever downgrade the overall value of Ridgewood.

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