The newest Montclair apartment option is the The Montclarion at Bay Street Station, a boutique rental building featuring 40 upscale residences.

The five-story LEED building is conveniently situated at 125 Bloomfield Ave., adjacent to the NJ Transit Bay Street Station connecting to Secaucus Junction, Newark, Hoboken and Penn Station in New York City. Adding to the building’s commuter friendly location is the New Jersey Transit Bus available right outside.

Within walking distance are the Montclair Center and the redeveloping Lackawanna Plaza, as well as Panera, a Smash Burger, PNC Bank and a 7-11. A fully-furnished model is on view; apartments are available for immediate occupancy.

Designed by Sionas Architecture, The Montclarion at Bay Street Station’s brick and glass exterior echoes Montclair’s motto “Where The Suburb Meets The City.” Contemporary, high-end design is evident throughout the boutique building’s interior spaces which feature a dramatic two-story lobby, bike racks, rooftop patio, exercise room and business center/lounge as well as 1,200 square-feet of ground floor retail space.

Living spaces at The Montclarion at Bay Street Station range from 745 square-feet to 1,522 square-feet and boast upscale interior elements such as 9′ plus ceiling heights, hardwood floors, oversized windows with Juliette balconies, modern style kitchens with stainless steel appliances, gas range and breakfast bar, abundant closet space and washer/dryers in each home.

“Bloomfield Avenue’s eastern edge is undergoing a renaissance and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” says developer Richard Polton. “The Montclarion offers an exciting new alternative for enjoying the lifestyle of downtown Montclair. This is a transit-oriented community in every sense, with a location feet from Montclair’s most active train station. We expect to appeal to both current Montclair residents looking to upgrade their lifestyle as well as those from surrounding areas who are attracted to the Township’s pedestrian-friendly, convenient downtown.”

The Montclarion offers one- and two-bedroom rental residences, including only seven exclusive top-floor Penthouse apartments with expansive outdoor terraces. Monthly rents start from $2,250 for one-bedroom homes and $2,650 for two-bedroom residences. The Montclarion at Bay Street Station complements The Montclarion, a 56-unit rental building originally built in 1985 and recently upgraded.

For additional information on The Montclarion at Bay Street Station, call 973-783-1250 or visit

12 replies on “Upscale Rentals at The Montclarion at Bay Street Station”

  1. If they installed a slide in counter sleek oven I would have probably overlooked the other finishes. They went cheap, but its Montclair… someone will rent it because of the easy commute to NYC

  2. I like the brick mix on this one, and that’s about it. Multifamily architects are still riffing off a handful of musty Battery Park City guidelines that were drafted decades ago, and meant for a landfill across the river. We now see a plague of cement board and plywood offspring – devoid of libido, lyricism, and lustiness.

  3. … I mean, it’s here, but a renaissance? Negative. Relax. this 30 year plan is unsustainable.

  4. “I like the brick mix on this one, and that’s about it. Multifamily architects are still riffing off a handful of musty Battery Park City guidelines that were drafted decades ago, and meant for a landfill across the river. ”

    STQ, what do you suggest? It’s simply economics.

  5. stayhyphy, there are fresh ideas out there for affordable multifamily, all over the world – we’ll see if they make it to Bloomfield Avenue in our lifetime.

  6. STQ, we live in NJ. Not, “all over the world”. Perhaps you can provide a few examples of fresh alternatives that would not otherwise impact the developer’s and owner’s ROE.

  7. Stayhyphy, I am sure you would agree that the local multifamily architects and developers should be the ones conducting their due diligence, and having their antennas up for fresh ideas as part of their workday. Since this topic is of more than passing interest to you, I’d suggest at least two excellent NYC firms worth studying – UAI-NY, and Alexander Gorlin Architects. Both design high quality multifamily projects on tight budgets.

  8. It’s just $, why is that so hard to understand? If “fresh ideas” even incrementally cost the equity it doesn’t make sense. If said “fresh ideas” allow the equity to charge say $4500/month for a two bedroom vs $3750 than maybe its worth it the cost.

    But you made the comment, I’m just asking for examples.

  9. Stayhyphy, I agree with you, it’s easy to understand. If you want examples, just go inside their websites. I like Gorlin’s “Brook Apartments” myself, but others have other favorites. And these are not the only offices that figured out a way to do this. Fine projects by fine architects that meet the cost ceiling requirements for projects with limited budgets, and that keep their developer clients happy and returning to these offices time and again for the design of new projects, looking for fresh architectural thinking that also brings solid ROE to the developer, without the compulsive use of stale design ideas from the years of Ronald Reagan, and subways covered with graffiti, and yellow power ties.

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