North Montclair Village Specific Plan
Location: Montclair, CA. Post-War suburb east of Los Angeles
Moule & Polyzoides created a specific plan that established a framework and development strategy for a pedestrian-oriented retail and residential district surrounding the city’s regional transit center. Montclair is typical of post-war suburbs east of Los Angeles. It is predominantly comprised of tract houses and apartments from the 1950s-1970s, with a commercial district of auto-oriented retail businesses clustered around a regional shopping mall. Virtually no building in the city pre-dates the 1940s and there is no historic downtown. The specific plan focuses on the 100+ acres of vacant lots, strip malls, and other marginal land uses located between the mall and transit center, which is served by local buses, the regional Metrolink rail, and the future Gold Line light rail. The planning process explored the viability of housing at various densities, commercial office and retail, structured parking, and the transformation of the existing malls into a compact mixed-use pedestrian friendly village. The plan also addresses the full range of traffic, economic and environmental reviews.
Transect Zone(s): T3 sub-urban.
Status: Plan Approved
Project or Plan's Scale: Neighborhood
Features: Affordable/subsidized housing, Bus transit, Civic buildings & parks, Green buildings, Live/work, Mixed uses, Rail/fixed guideway transit, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 100
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 400000
Office area (in sq. ft.): 300000
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
Number of hotel units:
Number of residential units (include live/work): 300
Parks & green space (in acres):
Residential types: Low-rise flats, Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette, Semi-detached, Small lot detached, Live/work.
Project team designers: Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides
Project team developers: City of Montclair, client
Previous site status:
Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: -