Q. What does the hospital need to begin?
A. Current Ridgewood Village zoning does not permit this renewal without seeking approval from the Board of Adjustment. This approach, which has been used by the hospital in the past, is being set aside in favor of developing a broader, more appropriate solution: recognition of a modern hospital zone by the Planning Board. The Village is currently undergoing a master plan review, including evaluating development standards for the hospital zone. We believe the time is right to establish the modern zone. If we can establish the modern zone, Renewal can begin.
The bottom line: The Valley has no intention of applying for zoning variances. Instead, they will lobby heavily to have the existing Hospital Zone (H) ordinance amended/revised to fit their expansion plans. All amendments/revisions to Village ordinances must be approved by the Village Council.
Link to Valley Hospital’s official web site presentation of their “Renewal” program