New plans for the redevelopment of Lackawanna Plaza will call for more density and height than a previous proposal that nearly 200 residents unsuccessfully fought in court, but also larger setbacks and more green and community space, developer David Placek said.
On Friday, April 30, a group of residents will ask a judge to reconsider his own earlier ruling, and send a plan to redevelop the Lackawanna Plaza property back to Montclair’s planning board for more testimony.
There’s a new owner of the historic Lackawanna Plaza train station — a Montclairian who says he plans to bring a “fresh vision” to the property, as well as a grocery store, while still “paying homage to the history of Lackawanna Terminal."
By KELLY NICHOLAIDES
For Montclair Local
On its second attempt to sell its new liquor license, Montclair approved a $1.051 million transfer to real estate investor and Montclair restaurateur David Placek of Placek Enterprises, LLC.
Placek, former owner of the now-closed Little Bear poke restaurant on Bellevue Avenue and Mezoco at the Walnut Street Train Station, was the sole bidder for the town’s