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Board member who spoke out against density issue will not recuse himself

Planning board member Martin Schwartz, who had spoken out against how the town handled a question over density for a proposed multi-family redevelopment, will still be part of the decision making for that development — the 46-unit MC Residences currently being heard before the planning board.
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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.

Planning board member claims town employee dropped the ball on density issue

A planning board member is alleging that a township employee may have intentionally allowed for a much denser housing development than was intended in the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment plan for one future Orange Road development.
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Town extends no-knock down moratorium another 30 days

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair officials today, March 15, extended its halt on issuing demolition permits on one, two, three and four family homes.Officials first issued the moratorium on Feb. 15 due to public outcry...

Developer argues Orange Road garage has room for more

The developer is proposing that on top of providing parking for the MC Hotel, Valley and Bloom, the BOE and general public, they can add the MC Residences to mix at the Orange Road parking deck.
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Ten developments, 20 years: report looks at what worked, what hasn’t

A report commissioned by the Historic Preservation Commission gives a history of Montclair’s redevelopment — the good and the bad — over the last 20 years.

Living in a construction zone — ‘It’s more than just the noise’

For residents living in the wake of Montclair’s ongoing development boom, their days are filled with incessant noise, blocked access to homes and driveways, and the smell of idling diesel trucks that also take up precious parking spots, and trash-strewn streets.
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Planning board passes on Orange Road application decision

A density issue surrounding a 46-unit apartment building proposed for Ferrara’s Auto Body property on Orange Road will be decided by either the zoning board or 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...

Four units proposed for Orange Road vacant lot zoned for single family

A developer wants to build a pair of two-family homes on a sliver of vacant land on Orange Road sandwiched between the Willowmere Court apartments and two residences owned by the Mental Health Association of Essex County.