The Township of Montclair is to be honored with an Outstanding Partner for New Development award from the Housing and Community Development Network. The award reflects the partnership between the Township and HOMECorp in the completion of Talbot Village and will be presented on October 12 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.
In addition, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected the Montclarion II for a prestigious Excellence Award which will be presented at an awards gala on November 8, at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park.
“I am pleased to see the hard work of Township officials, HOMECorp and the Montclarion II recognized by these two esteemed organizations,” said Township Planner Janice Talley. “Talbot Village is a fine example of the Township, State and HOMECorp working together to create six new affordable townhouses in Montclair. The Montclarion II is a beautiful mixed-use building that successfully blends in with the downtown character while also providing a new home for Studio Montclair and a mix of affordable and market-rate apartments.”
Talbot Village is home to six low and moderate-income homeowners in newly-constructed townhomes in Montclair. The project consists of four two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units on land leased by the Essex Community Land Trust. Each homebuyer went through HOMECorp’s first-time homebuyer training and the Montclair Township is facilitating a continuation of this training to ensure each owner has the necessary support to succeed as homeowners. Talbot Village is the latest example of the Township’s efforts to be proactive in maintaining and expanding affordable home opportunities for its residents.*
The project and the first-time homebuyer and homeowner counseling are funded in part by Montclair Township.
ULI is a non-profit research and education organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI NNJ Excellence Awards salute the highest caliber of projects and people within the industry in the Northern New Jersey region.*