The Township of Montclair will be voting on an ordinance change that encouraged development in the BID district. This change will be harmful to small businesses in the district as ANY intensified use change (ie office to yoga studio, yoga studio to restaurant, etc) must require the property owner to appear before the Zoning Board and to explain how additional parking will be provided.
Council members need to be made aware of the consequences this will have for small businesses downtown. Please email the Council Members and ask them to wait until additional parking comes online, businesses have a chance to recover, before approving this change.
Letter from the Montclair Center BID