Montclair residents and interested parties who filed a complaint against the Montclair Planning Board and the Township of Montclair regarding the approval of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment application are now inviting interested plaintiffs to join their lawsuit.
Priscilla Eshelman, one of the residents named as an individual plaintiff, says interested residents can e-sign on a mobile device or computer, no printer needed, by visiting http://bit.ly/betterlackawanna.
“We are inviting all Montclair residents to join the suit. There is no financial obligation, although of course donations toward legal expenses are appreciated. Our deadline is noon, Thursday, July 18th,” says Eshelman.
The group also launched website explaining why they are appealing the decision at A Better Lackawanna.
“To summarize, we want a plan for a supermarket with safe pedestrian access and adequate parking. We object to the way the Planning Board processed the application, ignoring the public’s concerns. Donations can be made on this web site using PayPal,” Eshelman adds.
Eshelman was the organizer of a recent tour and discussion of the Lackawanna site and concerns about its future.
The push to save Montclair’s Lackawanna Train Terminal recently got support from Preservation NJ when the site made the 2019 List of 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in NJ.
The complaint cites Lackawanna Plaza Rail Station, as a “key” building in the Town Center Historic District and as being listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.