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Montclair Township

South Park Street Project

South Park Street, Montclair, NJSouth Park Street has long been considered a focal point revitalizing Montclair’s central business district, known as Montclair Center. The March 2006 update to the Master Plan included a recommendation to create a public center on South Park to encourage economic development and the arts. In 2004, Street-Works LLC, under contract to the BID, completed their study, "An Urban Audit: Strategies for a More Connected Center". The study concluded with ten recommended Montclair Center initiatives, which they considered a blueprint for success. Third on this list is the creation of a “Great Public Room” on South Park Street that would enhance opportunities for outdoor public programs to make Montclair Center even more of a destination.

Earlier this year, the Township awarded a contract to architectural design team Smith Maran Architects of Montclair and Arterial of Newark to develop two design concepts incorporating all previously completed studies for the area. Construction estimates are not available for the conceptual design options, but the construction budget for these improvements is $750,000. Design work is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011.

For more information, contact Township Engineer Kimberli Craft at 973-509-5707.

South Park Street Improvement Work Begins March 26 PDF Print E-mail

South Park Street ImprovementsMontclair Township is breaking ground on South Park Street streetscape improvements this week, adding a new center median, wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, a midblock crosswalk and roadway resurfacing.

The new South Park Street will also feature some creative applications of materials. The new median will be constructed of granite blocks, most often used for curbs. Colorful new sidewalks will be made of concrete, and brick and granite pavers will be set in various patterns to create visual interest. Total construction time will be three months.

Download South Park Street improvements plan.

South Park Street Synthesis Plan PDF Print E-mail
Download South Park Street Synthesis Plan

Montclair Township hosted its second public meeting for the South Park Street re-design project Wednesday, January 12, at the Fire Department Headquarters, 1 Pine Street, Montclair. The meeting was the follow up to an open house held in November 2010, where residents were invited to review and comment on two design concepts developed by the design team of Smith Maran Architects and Arterial. The design team presented a new “Synthesis” plan, which they developed in light of feedback from the survey distributed to attendees at the open house and also made available online.

Results of the survey were reviewed at the meeting and can be downloaded here.

Streetscape Improvement Plans For South Park Street PDF Print E-mail

The Township of Montclair recently held a South Park Street open house to offer residents and business owners an opportunity to view and comment on alternatives for streetscape improvements for the area. The project drawings and other materials from the open house are available for download below. After you have read this information and viewed the concept designs, please take a few minutes to answer some survey questions. Go to South Park Street Plans Survey. DEADLINE FOR TAKING THE SURVEY IS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5.

'Why Now?SMA_Park Street Plaza Plan_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street Plaza Sections_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street Promenade Plan_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street Promenade Sections_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street_Aerial Photograph.pdf

SMA_Park Street_EC Board_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street_EC Sketches_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street_FAQ Board_revised_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street_Mood Board A Promenade 3_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street_Mood Board B Plaza 3_18x24.pdf

SMA_Park Street_Project Timeline_18x24.pdf