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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.

Lackawanna shared-parking plan calls for 360 spots less than required

Lackawanna Plaza developers presented a parking plan to the planning board Monday night proposing a total of 457 spots for the retail and housing development, rather than the 817 spots required, relying on the closeness of mass transit and a shared-parking strategy plan.

Moving closer to a supermarket in the fourth ward

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsTwo supermarket chains are now interested in opening up in the redeveloped Lackawanna Plaza, according to developer Brian Stolar.Continuing 10 months of testimony, the planning board heard from Stolar Monday night,...

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.

Experts voice concerns over Lackawanna train platform demolition

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWhether the Lackawanna train platforms are part of the national and New Jersey historical designation for the property is a point of contention with the developer who wants to raze them...

Lackawanna conditions set: Supermarket must be built, historic elements must be maintained

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS & KELLY NICHOLAIDESIt’s final. The Lackawanna redevelopment application was memorialized on May 6, but not without some conditions — a supermarket must be provided, a mandatory restriction be placed on preserving...

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...

Watchung apartment complex gets nod

The planning board approved a plan for an 11-unit apartment building, although the site plan has been met with heavy opposition from neighboring residents for some time.

Apartments proposed for auto detailing shop

A property owner wants to replace an automobile detailing business with a multifamily building containing six, two-bedroom units at 137 Walnut St.
Pine Street

Pine Street residents trying to hang on to neighborhood they call home

The Pine Street Historic District contains a blend of early-19th-century brick apartment buildings, multiple one- and two-family houses in disrepair, and residents who include the working poor and people on the skids of society.