Pucciarelli told the rest of the
council at its Aug. 14 meeting that officials from the two towns met the week
prior to discuss a plan developed earlier this year to construct a garage replacing the current facility on Chestnut Street in Ridgewood, which has fallen into disrepair.
The project would take place on about 90,000 feet of vacant lots on the site of a village-owned water treatment facility located on Prospect Street in Glen Rock. Pucciarelli said discussions would aim to fit the project to the needs of both municipalities.
“I’m pleased to report that the meeting went well and that Glen Rock remains very positive about co-developing the facility,” he said.
Ridgewood officials have previously said
that other towns could be brought into the fold to use the facility, and
that the project would be unlikely to see a tough planning board
The deputy mayor also disclosed that a developer, who was not named, is considering applying to construct 66 senior housing units adjacent to the site, also on village property but located in Glen Rock. That complex, if approved, would accommodate slightly more residents than another complex recently proposed near downtown Glen Rock.