MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair will be temporarily closing South Park and Church streets to traffic on the weekends to help businesses beat the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Thursday.
The township will also be creating a space for local fitness studios to offer socially-distanced exercise sessions at Crane Park (see more details below).
The effort is the result of a partnership between the township and the Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID).
A pilot program to close South Park and Church streets will kick off Friday and continue through September, according to a joint statement from the town and the BID:
The BID assumed all costs for the first weekend of street closures, and the township will cover street closure costs through Sept. 27.
The BID and the township are also examining other sections of downtown to possibly present more street closures and parklet spaces to create additional pedestrian space and