UPDATE: We’ll be streaming this meeting live tonight via TV34.

The South Park Street development project isn’t the only proposal for improvement of Montclair Center being considered by the Montclair township Redevelopment Subcommittee. Tonight, Tuesday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., members of the council and planning board will host the first of two community meetings to gather public input in preparing the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment Plan – Phase I.

The plan includes the vacant DCH auto facility located at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Valley Road and the Orange Road parking deck (see image above). The Township’s planning consultant will present various development alternatives for the properties.

For more information, contact Janice Talley, Director of Planning and Community Development, 973-509-4953. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, at 7:30 p.m.

6 replies on “Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment Meeting, 2/8”

  1. This ought to be good. My guess is more slap dash cheaply constructed condo/retail. And at the risk of becoming a lightening rod for vitriolic comments, I think something sensible has to be done with that So. Park area WHEN WE HAVE THE $$. We have the hands down crummiest downtown of any comparable community by a long shot. And personally I am mortified by the sneering comments that patrons of the Film Festival will utter as they meander our crumbling sidewalks and empty storefronts between screenings.

  2. This project will probably cost upwards of $100MM. This project will be built by private funds. South Park is $750,000.

    I’ve just seen the presentation which was sent to me. It is VERY ambitious. Hopefully, the Town will put it up on the website soon. It would have been useful to have the presentation up BEFORE the public meeting.

    Cary Africk

  3. Why not require the winning private bidder for this project to cover the cost of the Park St. project as a condition of submitting a bid? The area is only a block away so there could arguably be a benefit, and the cost is basically a rounding error in terms of the larger project.

  4. This type of arrangement is not without significant precedent in commercial real estate financings, especially in blighted areas.

  5. This is likely to be a missed opportunity for a progressive, dynamic design with a minimal carbon footprint.
    They can do it in Europe, why not here?

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