MPHDA sponsors and promotes activities that preserve and protect the historic character of the Montrose Park District of South Orange while enhancing the quality of life for all residents.
Advocacy and Action
We championed the cause to get State and National Historic District designation for Montrose.
We are strong advocates for sound zoning regulations, such as adherence to subdivision requirements and minimum frontages for new lots.
We funded the costs for expert testimony before the zoning authorities regarding the efforts by Seton Hall University to obtain variances for their proposed purchase and redevelopment of the Marylawn site (since withdrawn).
MPHDA board members attend and frequently testify at public meetings to promote our mission to preserve our neighborhood.
MPHDA successfully championed the establishment of the South Orange Historic Preservation Commission.
Beautification and Betterment
MPHDA designed, developed and underwrote the funding for Montrose-specific street signs and banners that better define the area and the unique character of Montrose Park.
We provided and maintain landscaping at Montrose Circle.
We helped fund, launch and promote the publication of two books on the history of South Orange written by MPHDA member and past president, Naoma Welk.
Neighborhood and Network
MPHDA sponsors an annual picnic for members to meet and socialize with fellow residents.
The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to meet and engage with board members and discuss issues of importance to the residents of Montrose Park.
MPHDA monthly board meetings are open to members to present issues for consideration by the association.
MPHDA organizes historic walking tours of the district.
If you like where you live, support our efforts to preserve and enhance the neighborhood.