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Ridgewood Planning Board Sets Hearings On Valley Hospital Expansion

The fate of The Valley Hospital’s proposed expansion may be decided next week.
The fate of The Valley Hospital’s proposed expansion may be decided next week. Photo Credit: Flickr.com

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Discussions regarding The Valley Hospital’s proposed expansion have begun and will continue next week as the hospital and planning board work to expedite a settlement to satisfy a judge’s order, according to a story on northjersey.com.

This is the third time in a decade Valley’s expansion plans have come before the board, reported northjersey.com. The current hearings have a sense of urgency since state Superior Court Judge Lisa Perez Friscia mandated the board vote on a proposed 2016 master plan amendment related to the expansion by Thursday, said the story on northjersey.com.

At stake are the long-discussed plans of the 451-bed hospital, whose latest proposal is to nearly double its size with a 961,000-square-foot expansion, reported northjersey.com.

The hospital, at the corner of North Van Dien and Linwood avenues, sued both the board and village council after a 2014 deal was nixed by village officials, said the story on northjersey.com. The lawsuit will be dropped if the board votes to approve the amendment, board attorney Gail Price said, but if the board rejects it, the matter will go to trial, said the story on northjersey.com.

Read the full northjersey.com story here.

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