Current Projects in Montclair
Montclair prides itself on being “development friendly.” This is evidenced by the variety of residential, commercial, and industrial projects currently underway in the City, some of which are illustrated below.
City of Montclair 2020 General Plan Update and
Arrow Highway Mixed-Use District Specific Plan
The City of Montclair will be the Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will analyze the environmental impacts associated with a proposed update to the Montclair General Plan and adoption of a new Arrow Highway Mixed-Use District (AHMUD) Specific Plan. These two related actions are described below. More information on the 2020 General Plan Update and the AHMUD Specific Plan are available on the project website at: https://www.montclairplan.org/. The Plan Area for the 2020 General Plan Update (the entire City and its Sphere of Influence, or SOI) and the area encompassed by the AHMUD Specific Plan are shown in the map at the end of this NOP.
|Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report|
Active Transportation Plan
The Montclair Safe Routes to School Plan (the Plan) is a comprehensive framework for the City of Montclair to improve the health, safety, and equity of students, parents, and the Montclair community in the surrounding areas for seven elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in Montclair.
|Active Transportation Plan||Safe Routes to School|
|Safe Routes to School Appendices||Systematic Safety Analysis Report|
Mission Boulevard and Ramona Avenue
Business Park Project
A proposal to develop approximately 27.74-acres at the northwest corner of Mission Boulevard and Ramona Avenue, with an eight-building Project, approximately 514,269 square feet in total area. The buildings are designed to be flexible industrial space well suited to serve the requirements of a wide spectrum of industrial tenants, as well as associated improvements, including loading docks, tractor trailer stalls, passenger vehicle parking spaces, and street, sidewalk, and landscape improvements (see Figure 2, Site Plan). Currently, the Project site is developed with a drive-in theater/swap-meet use and a separate automobile-related use.
|Initial Study||NOP for DRAFT EIR|
Montclair Place District Specific Plan
Final Environmental Impact Report (SCH 2019050011)
The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the proposed Montclair Place District Specific Plan (MPDSP) is complete and available for review below.
The FEIR presents comments on the Draft EIR (DEIR) prepared for the MPDSP, responds in writing to comments on environmental issues, and revises the DEIR as necessary to provide additional clarity.
During the 45-day public review period for the DEIR, July 10, 2020 to August 25, 2020, the City received five comment letters. The Planning Commission reviewed the project on August 10, 2020, and provided another opportunity to gather public comment on the DEIR. A list of the comments received, a transcript of the Planning Commission Meeting, copies of the comment letters received, and responses to comments are included in Chapter 2, Responses to Comments, of this FEIR.
|Title Page||Table of Contents|
|Introduction||Responses to Comments|
|Changes to the Draft EIR||Montclair Place SP MMRP|
|MPDSP Final EIR|
Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH 2019050011)
The proposed Montclair Place District Specific Plan (MPDSP) represents the vision for approximately 104 acres of land that includes the existing Montclair Place Mall and surrounding commercial properties as defined by maps within the EIR document. The MPDSP would assign and create new land use zones for parcels within the Plan Area and provide development standards and architectural guidelines to guide development in the Plan Area through 2040. A key feature of the MPDSP would provide for the demolition of all or a portion of the existing Mall, some or all appurtenant free-standing outbuildings, and portions of the existing surface parking lots and parking structure to construct a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use downtown district, with structured parking facilities through a series of planned phases.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the project evaluates potential environmental effects associated with the proposed MPDSP. The EIR was available for a 45-day public comment period that commenced on July 10, 2020 and concluded on August 24, 2020.
|Public Notice of|
Montclair Place District Specific Plan Project
Draft Environmental Impact Report
|Montclair Place District Specific Plan|
Public Review Draft
For a comprehensive listing of Montclair’s development activity, click on the development summary links below, which are updated on a regular basis.