In January 2021 only four people showed up for the hearing to object the high-density development at the former Sony Complex. The outcome of the hearing: 448 new apartments approved in Park Ridge, NJ.
Why didn't more residents show up?
What could be the reason?
Did the residents approve of adding even more high-density to their town?
Did residents feel that someone else would speak up for them?
Did they think their opinion didn't matter?
Or, perhaps they didn't know.
One thing is for sure, IF PEOPLE DO NOTHING, the DEVELOPERS WILL TAKE OVER. Yes, it is difficult to fight the developer machine. But when enough concerned residents band together, show up for the board meetings, raise concerns and ask questions we ensure our voices will be loudly heard.
Numbers speak volumes to our elected officials. We need to hold them accountable to the residents and not to the Developers' Bottom Line.
If you value your home and your quality of life in Woodcliff lake, join in the zoom meetings.
Do you think this talk of overdevelopment will not impact you? Think again. Overdevelopment will impact everyone by decreasing your property values, increasing school budgets, overcrowding schools, straining the infrastructure, requiring additional first responders and police, causing higher taxes, increasing traffic congestion and more.
Don't fall into the trap of REGRET AFTER THE FACT, after the Developers destroy our beautiful town.
You can make a difference...But only if you SHOW UP!