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Ridgewood Citizens Group Sues Over Rezoning

The Village of Ridgewood is being sued by a citizens' group over rezoning for high-density multi-family development of 35 units per acre.
The Village of Ridgewood is being sued by a citizens' group over rezoning for high-density multi-family development of 35 units per acre. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- A citizens’ group has filed a lawsuit attempting to block zoning changes approved in June that would allow 35 multi-family units per acre in four zoning districts, NorthJersey.com reported.

Citizens for a Better Ridgewood filed the legal action Aug. 10 in Superior Court, calling the Planning Board’s action “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable,” NorthJersey.com said.

The suit also alleges conflicts of interest on the part of David Thurston, a real estate broker, and Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli. Thurston, it said, is a real estate broker who may have a “pecuniary interest” in increasing the value of commercial properties in the village, and he “may have professional relationships with other property owners located elsewhere in Ridgewood,” NorthJersey.com said.

Present zoning allows 12 units per acre on the affected parcels.

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