Subdivision proposed for High Street

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsA developer is seeking a subdivision approval for a 0.72-acre lot at 96 High St. Platinum Interiors LLC has plans to subdivide a contiguous lot between High Street and Nishuane Road into...

Vinyl siding battle: Lawyer questions Historic Preservation Commission’s power

 BY KELLY NICHOLAIDES for Montclair LocalVinyl siding is a deal breaker on homes in “potential” historic Montclair areas, even if the structures may have no historical value, critics of land-use oversight agencies say. The owner of...
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Residents file suit against planning board over Lackawanna redevelopment

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsA group of Montclairites has filed a lawsuit against the Montclair Planning Board and the township over its approval of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment.The suit was filed today, Friday, June...

Town ready to approve 74 units for Church Street

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe town is close to accepting an agreement to redevelop the former Hahne’s parking lot on Church Street into 74 units of housing and retail space.The mayor and council are expected...

Planning Board: Demo review law too far reaching

Planning board members are concerned that a demolition-review law could go too far in including houses that are not necessarily historic.

Pig & Prince restaurant pulls out of Lackawanna

Pig & Prince restaurant owner and chef Mike Carrino announced he would be closing down the restaurant on Saturday, June 8.

Pine Street gallery owner, neighborhood advocate evicted

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsPine Street is known for its stoops. That’s how Mary Z. Scotti, a stoop-sitter herself, knew she would fit right in.“While other parts of Montclair are investing in parklets, we have...

Tree loss slated with Montclair Art Museum outdoor expansion

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Art Museum is seeking variances to upgrade its grounds with a new outdoor plaza and water wall, a reflecting pond in the circle drive, and pathways throughout the property.Twenty-two...

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...

Here’s what a no-demo law looks like in Montclair

The first step in moving the approval of demolition permits on historic structures from the building department to the Historic Preservation Commission was approved by the council last Tuesday.