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...

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...
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New 46-unit housing project proposed for Orange Road

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA four-story apartment and retail building is proposed for Orange Road in between the MC Hotel, currently on the rise, and the Orange Road parking garage.The proposal for the 0.644-acre...
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Lackawanna developer ends six months of testimony

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsMore than six months of testimony by the proponents of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan rumbled to a conclusion on Monday with the issue of just what constitutes a train station...

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,...

74 units slated for old Hahne’s parking lot

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA redevelopment plan for a Church Street parking lot, in the works since 2003 and marred by controversy and court battles, is resurfacing.The council is expected to amend the Hahne’s...
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Lackawanna testimony to continue in to 2019

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsPlanning board members predict testimony on the historic Lackawanna train station redevelopment project would extend into 2019.Plans call for a multi-use development including 154 units of housing, a supermarket, medical center...
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Church sells part of property to developer

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsTwo new homes will be built on Plymouth Street behind the First Congregational Church of Montclair. The church sold the property to developer Steven Plofker to raise funds.On Oct. 24,...
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Lackawanna testimony continues on shared, valeted parking plan

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWhile many expected Monday night’s Lackawanna development hearing to hit on some new design elements on the historic former train station, with even the developer’s attorney opening up the evening ticking...
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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.