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...

Waitlisted – As Montclair grows, so does its parking problems

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsIt’s the downside to living in Montclair— the parking. Nearly 3,000 people are waiting for parking permits, either for commuting purposes or for overnight parking outside their homes or in parking decks,...

Development to replace vacant Washington Street buildings

 for Montclair LocalAn application to demolish two vacant, dilapidated two-family dwellings at 11 and 13 Washington St. and construct new two-family building on each lot has been approved.Schreck Development, LLC revised plans to unify...

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...

Packed crowd voices concerns with Lackawanna redevelopment plans

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsAfter 13 months of back-and-forth testimony on the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan, residents had their say in front of the planning board Monday night, with some raising trust issues with the...

Push for more affordable housing, green space with Hahne’s development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe former Hahne’s parking lot redevelopment was sent back to the planning board for review, with board members continuing their commitment that 20 percent of the units be set aside as...

Plans scaled back for Walnut Street auto detailing business

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalPlans to demolish an automobile detailing shop at 137 Walnut St. and replace it with one multifamily building of six two-bedroom housing units have been scaled back to four units...

Planning board, chair sued over Lackawanna decision

A historic rail station preservation advocate has filed a suit in Essex County Superior Court against the Montclair Planning Board and its chairman over the approval of Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan.

Officials say no to Grove Street left-hand turns

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsIn spite of the developer contending that allowing for left-hand turns in and out of the Lackawanna Plaza supermarket parking lot from Grove Street is the “safest” plan for both motorists...
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Lackawanna mall conversion funding in the ’80s raises questions at hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsIn 1982, Montclair entered into a public-private agreement for the conversion of the historic Lackawanna Plaza into a mall, the demolition of the existing overpass on Grove Street and  the construction...