September 28, 2020
The Montclair City Council approved a plan to transform Montclair Place into a 104-acre mixed-use district encompassing roughly five million square feet of residential space that would create a new downtown for Montclair. The plan includes up to 6,312 units of apartments, homes and high-rise condos, with residential towers rising as tall as 20 stories.
The revitalization of the district along the 10 freeway between Monte Vista Avenue and Central Avenue will occur over the next couple of decades. The transformation is slated to commence with CIM’s 75-acre, 1.2-million-square-foot mall. That will involve demolition of the enclosed mall’s interior and new plans for the vacant Sears and Nordstrom department stores.
The plan by Pasadena’s Moule & Polyzoides would add 512,000 square feet of retail and office space, and up to a 200-room hotel. The anchor of the new district is a Rambla featuring a large tree-lined median with angled parking for pop-up restaurants, stores and a farmer’s market.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser