Making What’s New Old Again On Montclair’s Glenridge Avenue

There used to be an eight-unit apartment building in the spot where Domino’s Pizza on Glenridge Avenue in Montclair stands today. That former building was demolished in 1959. Now, Mohammad Khoker, the owner of current building and the Domino’s business, received approval Monday from the Montclair Planning Board for a plan to add a second floor with two one-bedroom apartments to the building.

The approved plan, implementing recommendations from the Historic Preservation Commission, will change the facade and appearance of the building, so it blends in better with the other historic buildings in the Pine Street Historic District of which it is a part.

The Domino’s property at 59-61 Glenridge Avenue is bordered by a three-story mixed-use building containing a convenience store to the west and a three-story multi-family building to the east. South of the property is the four-story Pine Ridge senior citizen building and north of the property is a one-story commercial building fronting on Pine Street.

Changes to the building include a second floor addition over the existing footprint with two one-bedroom apartments (one 630 square feet and one 685 square feet) with one parking space per unit. A two-tone brick veneer, similar to the adjacent buildings, will improve the facade, making it more in keeping with the neighborhood (the HPC will have final review of all exterior finishes). Landscaping will also be added to improve the aesthetic.

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