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Montclair Township Unified Land Use + Circulation Element Draft

New Jersey
Township Of Montclair   
Urban | Suburban |
The Montclair Township has experienced several shifts identified through a demographic, transportation, and economic analysis that will impact future municipal policy, such as decreasing household sizes, stagnant wages, increased housing prices, more people using transit to travel to work or working from home, an increased amount of elderly residents, and a lack of availability of a diverse range of housing types. The plan uses Unified Land Use and Circulation approach which is largely unprecedented in traditional Master Planning. Through interactive public workshops, the Township was able to identify six interrelated themes to make up their Vision Statement, which are Intra-Township Mobility, Neighborhoods and Housing, Community, Health and Environment, Montclair Center, Neighborhood Commercial Centers and Train Stations, and Town-Gown Relationship. The plan established three sections of policy recommendations, Foundational Recommendations, Area Specific Recommendations, and Township-Wide Recommendations, that can be implemented in achieving the Township’s goals in the Master Plan.