MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The Township of Montclair has issued the following notice to residents:

Montclair Township Council and the Glen Ridge Borough Council authorized their Planning Boards by Resolution to conduct a preliminary investigation and public hearing, and make a recommendation as to whether an area known as the HUMC/Mountainside Hospital Redevelopment Study Area (the “study area”) meets the statutory criteria for designation as an “area in need of redevelopment,” pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (“LRHL”) of the New Jersey Statutes, and/or whether the properties within the Study Area meet the statutory requirements for an “area in need of rehabilitation” designation pursuant to the LRHL codified at N.J.S.A.. 40A:12A-1 et seq.

The hearing will be held Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine St. in Montclair.

The draft of the HUMC/Mountainside Hospital Study Area Preliminary Investigation Report conducted by H2M Associates, Inc. has been released for public review and is available for download on the Montclair Township website.  In addition, copies are available for review in the Township Clerk’s Office and the Department of Planning & Community Development at the Township Municipal Building at 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ.