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Montclair Township

Boards and Commissions
  • Planning Board

    Montclair Planning Board
    Township of Montclair Municipal Building

    205 Claremont Avenue
    Second Floor
    Montclair, NJ 07042

    Contact: Planning Director Janice Talley
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    The Montclair Planning Board Reviews and acts on site plan and subdivision applications. Responsible for review of master plan.

    MASTER PLAN: Adopted Land Use & Circulation Plan

    The baseline conditions report which summarizes the public outreach process and background data for the Unified Plan. Download Montclair Baseline Conditions Report.

    The Planning Board meets twice monthly. Meetings held on the second Monday of every month are be designated for Regular Meetings. Meetings held on the the fourth Monday of every month are designated for Workshop Meetings.

    Montclair Planning Board Members

    Meeting Minutes 2010-2015

    2016 Meeting Schedule

    Go to Planning Board section

    Redevelopment Projects Current Status Upcoming Meetings
    Montclair Center Gateway Phase 2 Redevelopment Plan Draft plan completed. Download draft plan. Date to be determined
    Lackawanna Plaza Redevelopment Plan Visioning completed, draft plan being prepared. Download visioning presentation. Further discussion at December 21, 2015 Planning Board Workshop meeting at 205 Claremont Avenue at 7:30 pm.
    Seymour Street Redevelopment Plan Visioning meeting held October 15, 2015. Visioning results, goals and objectives to be discussed at the December 21, 2015 Planning Board workshop meeting at 205 Claremont Avenue at 7:30 pm.
    HUMC/Mountainside Hospital Redevelopment Plan Visioning in process Visioning workshop set for November 30, 2015 at Montclair Fire Headquarters at 7 pm.


  • Board of Adjustment

    Zoning Board of Adjustment
    Township of Montclair Municipal Building

    205 Claremont Avenue
    Second Floor
    Montclair, NJ 07042

    Phone: 973-509-4955
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    In order to comply with “The Open Public Meetings Act,” Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 of the State of New Jersey, please note that the Board of Adjustment of the Township of Montclair will meet on the dates listed below:

    Zoning Board of Adjustment 2016 Meeting Schedule
    January 20 July 20
    February 17 August 17
    March 16 September 21
    April 20 October 19
    May 18 November 16
    June 15 December 21

    Board of Adjustment Members:

    William F. Harrison, Jr. -- Chair

    Michael P. Kenney

    Joseph Fleischer

    Thomas Reynolds

    Susan Baggs

    Joan Checca

    Harvey Susswein

    Jonathan B. Moore -- First Alternate

    Third Alternate

    Janice Talley, PP, AICP -- Secretary

    Graham Petto -- Assistant Secretary

    Michael Sullivan, Esq. -- Board Attorney

    Tom Watkinson, PE -- Board Engineer


  • Historic Preservation Commission

    Historic Preservation, Planning Department
    Township of Montclair Municipal Building

    205 Claremont Avenue
    Second Floor
    Montclair, NJ 07042

    Historic Preservation
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    View an interactive map of Montclair Township’s Historic Inventory



    About the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission

    The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC), established by ordinance in 1994, is responsible for protecting Montclair's architectural heritage and increasing public awareness of the unique historical and cultural dimensions of the Township's buildings, streetscapes and landscapes. In accordance with the State Municipal Land Use Law, the commission surveys buildings, structures, objects, sites and districts located within the Township and researches and evaluates them for their historic significance. The commission proposes to the Township Council those properties it has found to be worthy of landmark designation and therefore subject to the Township's Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance.

    The Commission also advises the Planning Board and the Township Council on all matters which have potential impact on the historic buildings, structures, objects, sites or districts in the Township or on the physical character and ambience of any portion of the Township or region.

    There are currently:

    4 locally landmarked historic districts: Town Center Historic District, Upper Montclair Historic District, the Pine Street Historic District, and Watchung Plaza.

    64 individually designated landmarks.

    6 National and State Registered Historic Districts, and numerous properties that have been determined eligible for listing on the those two registers

    100 State Register listed sites

    52 National Register listed sites

    The Commission reviews and approves changes to properties within these districts and to all other local historic landmark properties.  The Commission holds public hearings for this purpose once a month, every fourth Thursday in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 205 Claremont Avenue.

    If you own or know of a building that you believe should be landmarked, please contact the Township representative at 973-509-4955 and we would be happy to assist in the process. If you have a locally landmarked property and would like to alter its appearance, application information can be found under the Application link. Please contact the Township for more detailed information.

  • Housing Commission

    The Montclair Housing Commission is responsible for implementing the Affordable Housing Plan and monitoring Montclair's efforts in this area. Municipal Staff provides assistance; Commission works closely with our non-profit housing partner, HOMECorp.

    The Montclair Housing Commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month at fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the United Way building at 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. Below are the Housing Commission meeting dates for 2016.

    January 27 February 24
    March 23 April 27
    May 25 June 22
    July 27 August 24
    September 28 October 26
    November 30 December 14


  • Civil Rights Commission

    The Montclair Civil Rights Commission serves as an advisory board to the Township Council. Recommends programs designed to eliminate discrimination, addresses problems involving tensions in the community and reviews the Affirmative Action Policy. Meets: third Thursday of every month.

    Montclair Civil Rights Commission meeting dates: third Thursday of each month (see below) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montclair Municipal Building second floor conference room, 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ.

    Chair: Joseph S. Kavesh
    Vice Chair: Barbara Milton
    Treasurer: Kenneth Schapiro
    Secretary: Margot Cochran

    Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    2016 Meeting Dates:

    January 21
    February 18
    March 17
    April 21
    May 19
    June 16
    July 21
    August 18
    September 15
    October 20
    November 17
    December 15


  • Environmental Commission

    The Environmental Commission advises the Township Council and staff on matters relating to the protection, development or use of our natural resources and advances recommendations regarding the Township’s sustainability plan. Meets: second Wednesday of every month

    Mission Statement:

    • Seek out emerging issues and develop sound long-term policy recommendations

    • Advocate for positive change in the policies and operations of Town Government

    • Increase government and citizen awareness of current and emerging issues, act as a resource for how to deal with these issues.

    • Recruit, manage and promote volunteerism and individual and group expertise

    Environmental Commission website:


  • Montclair Early Childhood Commission (MECC)

    The Montclair Early Childhood Commission (MECC) operates the Community Pre-K program that serves 3 and 4 year olds and is the primary “feeder” for the Montclair Public Schools. Fundraising is involved. Non-Profit Organization. Meets: Monthly


  • Board of Education

    The Montclair School District is dedicated to educational excellence for each and every child. In partnership with parents and the community, the schools will maximize academic and artistic achievement, and develop confident students who are accountable for their ongoing learning, who value initiative and diversity, who achieve the requirements of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels and who are able to contribute meaningfully to the ever-changing global society. Go to Board of Education website.