Will development put a burden on our schools?

Is the development boom in Montclair going to bring a sizable number of new students into the district, which, in turn, could create a need for more facilities?

House razed last week was never issued demo permit

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsContractors who began razing a Central Avenue home last week without a permit have been issued a stop work order, violations and fines, according to township officials.No demolition permit was issued...
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Developers unveil newish vision for train platforms at Lackawanna

Developers presented another plan for the Lackawanna Plaza lot to the planning board Monday night, incorporating the steel stanchions of the train platforms into a glass facade on the front of a proposed supermarket and as decorative fixtures throughout the parking lot, while a historian for the developer testified that the train platforms had lost their historical value due to previous alterations.

Preservation commission presents ‘viable’ plan to save train sheds

The Historic Preservation Commission voted Monday night to amend a resolution reiterating its recommendations that the train sheds at Lackawanna Plaza be saved.

Town to extend demo moratorium while awaiting stronger no-knock down draft

A demolition-review ordinance on Montclair homes that was in the works by township attorney Ira Karasick was rejected by the council.

What’s in store at Lidl? Going inside ahead of Lackawanna move

 By Jaimie Julia Winters and Adam Anik winters@montclairlocal.newsWhen Lackawanna developer Robert Schmitt of Hampshire Cos. announced the potential new supermarket tenant for the fourth ward last week, some were skeptical, if not confused.Comments from...

Lackawanna suit to block demolition rejected by the court

An Essex County Superior judge has declined to issue a restraining order to block the demolition of the former Lackawanna Station train platforms.

Church officials, neighbors concerned with Church St. development

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsRev. Scott Sammler-Michael is not necessarily worried so much about the traffic, the parking problems or the density a new 74-housing unit set to break ground soon next his church will...

Theater district development breaks ground, to be completed in 2020

 By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.newsThe promise is that the new mixed-use development next to the Wellmont Theater will help make Montclair an even bigger cultural destination than it already is and also create much-needed parking...

Lackawanna Train Station makes top 10 most NJ endangered historic sites

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsWhile the Lackawanna Plaza train sheds await the wrecking ball, Preservation New Jersey has just declared the entire site as one of 10 on its list of New Jersey’s Most...