|Guide for Business
Welcome to Make the Connection, a quarterly publication bringing you updates of business and development news in the City.
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Make the Connection Fall 2010
State of the City 2010 Newsletter
AVAILABLE PROPERTIES FOR SALE OR LEASE
Inventory of Available Property 2011
September 2012 Office Property Report
September 2012 Retail Property Report
September 2012 Industrial Property Report
June 2012 Office Property Report
June 2012 Retail Propert Report
June 2012 Industrial Property Report
May 2012 Office Property Report
May 2012 Retail Property Report
May 2012 Industrial Property Report
April 2012 Office Property Report
April 2012 Retail Property Report
April 2012 Industrial Property Report
March 2012 Office Property Report
March 2012 Retail Property Report
March 2012 Industrial Property Report
January 2012 Office Property Report
January 2012 Retail Property Report
January 2012 Industrial Property Report
Auto Dealership & Service Facility For Sale - 10325 Central Avenue
Montclair East Shopping Center - 5391-5467 Moreno Street
Central Plaza at Montclair - 5280 Arrow Highway
Benson Commerce Center - 5637 Arrow Highway / 8900 - 8980 Benson Avenue
Shop Space Available - 9885 Central Avenue
Anchor Opportunity- 5055-5057 S. Montclair Plaza Lane
Montclair Retail Center - 5454-5472 Moreno Street
Montclair Village Plaza - 8801-8991 Central Avenue
Montclair Towers - 5404-5440 Moreno Street
Restaurant/Retail Location - 9335 Monte Vista Avenue
Shop Space For Lease - 9509 Central Avenue
Montclair Town Center - 9710-9886 Central Avenue
Montclair Promenade - 9041-61 Central Avenue
7-11 Plaza - 4855-4875 Mission Boulevard
Central Park Plaza For Sale or Lease - 8660 Central Avenue
Industrial Condos For Lease - 8975 Vernon Avenue
Industrial Building For Lease - 4040 Mission Boulevard
Multi-tenant Building For Sale - 5436 Arrow Highway
Office or Retail Space For Lease - 5436 Arrow Highway - Unit A
Industrial Building For Sale - 4054 Mission Boulevard
Multi-tenant Industrial Building For Lease - 5640-5670 Arrow Highway
Industrial Building For Sale - 5440 Arrow Highway
Professional Office Space For Lease - 5050 Palo Verde Street
Retail Space For Lease - 4545 Mission Boulevard
Development Opportunity, NEC Holt Boulevard and Mills Avenue
Property for Lease- 4780 Mission Blvd.
Vacant Commercial Zoned Parcel for Sale, 131,551 SQ. FT.
Commercial Building for Sale, 6,005 SF Office/Retail Building - 9044 Benson Ave.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
The City of Montclair implements strategies and services that will create an environment in which business can develop and prosper. It strives to create opportunities for business attraction by targeting certain growth segments of the business community - retail, office, light manufacturing, and entertainment related businesses. While the City faces many new challenges to maximize the growth potential of the City's economic base, it continues to achieve strong financial success in expanding the City's revenue base by working closely with businesses.
The City's economic development activities are designed to stimulate business growth, both large and small, to generate local jobs. The City is highly responsive to any new businesses that show interest in locating in the City as well as attracting complementary business to our existing base.
The City has the responsibility to create and administer programs designed to stimulate economic activity and enhance City revenues. This includes the support for growth and expansion of quality commercial corridors, aggressive and targeted marketing to key business sectors, and small business support and referral services. The major areas of focus include redevelopment and expansion of new and existing commercial markets and capital improvement projects. City programs that assist businesses include the following:
Business Marketing: The economic development activities of the City are designed to generate jobs and stimulate investment in the community. This effort is being accomplished through a comprehensive marketing plan that encourages the expansion and attraction of new business investment to the City. City staff actively market and recruit business to the City in cooperation with area brokers and property owners.
Business Attraction: The City understands the important relationship between the health of the business community and the maintenance of a high quality of life for its residents. For this reason, the City is committed to promoting and assisting in the success of our businesses. To achieve this goal, the City aggressively works to promote, retain, and attract quality business in the City.
Business Assistance: City staff work jointly with the Chamber of Commerce staff to proactively visit businesses to learn of issues that might present obstacles to their operations. These efforts lead to helping businesses solve problems, such as permitting, inspection, legislative/policy, business resource referral, or simply needing basic direction.
Montclair Chamber of Commerce: Montclair Chamber of Commerce promotes the local economy by encouraging Montclair Chamber of Commerce members and Montclair residents to shop locally. The Chamber also partners with the City of Montclair to attract quality business establishments to the City and retain those currently doing business in the City. The Montclair Chamber of Commerce works closely with the Inland Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist businesses with affordable loans and business marketing assistance.
Workforce Development Department: This center provides a statewide network for listing job openings and identifying qualified job seekers, job placement/recruitment, screening by professional staff, workforce preparation, and customized training programs.
Available Site Search: City staff, in cooperation with area brokers, assists businesses interested in locating a business in Montclair with site search and selection.
Information/Demographics: City staff offers reports on City and trade area demographics, traffic counts, major employers and other tools to the community and to prospective and established businesses.
Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP): The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) is the region's private, non-profit economic development organization, and has as its primary concern the expansion, retention, and the incubation of businesses in the area.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center: Small business training is available to help businesses expand or create a business at minimal cost to the business owner.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER TRAINING SCHEDULES:
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - August 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - July 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - June 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - May 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - April 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - March 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - February 2012
Small Business Development Center Training Calendar - January 2012For additional assistance, please visit the Office of Economic Development weblink at: /depts/redevagency/econdev/default.asp
or please contact:
Marilyn J. Staats, Deputy City Manager/Director, Office of Economic Development at (909) 625-9412 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Lustro, Director of Community Development at (909) 625-9431 or email to email@example.com
Miguel Garcia, Economic Development Coordinator at (909) 625-9417 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH MONTCLAIR DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN
North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan, Final Report (Full Report)
North Montclair Aerial Map
The goal of the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan is to transform approximately 150 vacant and infill acres into a new urban transit village. The City continues to work diligently to recruit developers experienced in building urban, mixed-use projects to contact private property owners regarding their interest. To view the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan. which was adopted on May 15, 2006, please click on the link above.
The report may also be downloaded by individual chapters:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Plan, Concepts and Programs
Chapter 3: Illustrative Projects, Design Concepts for Specific Sites
Chapter 4: Great Squares & Streets, Guidelines for the Public Realm
Chapter 5: The Code, Guidelines for the Private Realm
Chapter 6: Implementation, Public Projects & Phasing
For additional information regarding the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan, please contact Steve Lustro, Director of Community Development, at 909-625-9431.