Come to public review of town's historic preservation future proposed plan October 20th. Read the draft and provide input......and help keep Montclair, Montclair.
A public presentation of this draft of the Historic Preservation Element will be made at a special meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday October 20 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue. Public comments and feedback will be welcome at this meeting. This is the opportunity to contribute to Montclair’s historic preservation vision and guideline.
The final draft of the Historic Preservation component for Montclair’s master plan is now available for public review on the town website at http://www.montclairnjusa.org/dmdocuments/HP-Plan-final-draft.pdf.
The Master Plan is a state mandated process for for NJ municipalities to periodically update planning guidelines for their future. Master plans may have several components to update town guidelines for decisions; some may include Housing, Conservation, Historic Preservation, Storm Water Management, and Land Use and Circulation. Montclair’s past adopted components are on the Planning Board page at http://www.montclairnjusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=256&Itemid=873.
Montclair’s Land Use and Circulation component draft was highly controversial in 2013 when it became public. The initial draft provided for increasing zoning heights in business districts allowing for 10 stories on Bloomfield Ave, 6 on Walnut Street, 5 at Watchung Ave and 7 stories in Upper Montclair. It also provided for additional stories if the developer gave prescribed incentives to the town. SaveMontclair worked with residents and officials to lower heights in the Land Use component. Without residents speaking out against it, that proposed zoning would have been approved.
Should you have any questions or comments on the HP component draft please address them to email@example.com.
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