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Village Plaza was Successfully Construction Completed in 2022

Please help raise an additional $25,000 for the upcoming Village Plaza on Antioch Court between Mountain Blvd. and Antioch Street to cover public programming, beautification, safety improvements, and street hazards. To date $977,000 have been raised for construction and overages. Help with a tax-deductible gift to fund the full project covering deferred maintenance, cultural events, concert series, youth programs, safety and security, and art commissions.

Open Outdoor Space

This open outdoor space will allow hundreds of community members to safely gather to enjoy performances, fellowship, dining, shopping, networking and more!

Eliminating Hazards

Plans also include eliminating hazards for pedestrians and traffic. Repairs will be done by filling deep potholes and resurfacing cracks which are especially dangerous for elders and children.

Beautification

There is also a beautification component including decorative planters and park benches, murals and more! Options are unlimited.

How to directly support the Village Plaza Campaign Through Brick Buying & Sponsorships. Be a Part of the Plaza!

5 WAYS TO BUY A BRICK

1. Come up with a concept for 10 – 20 bricks you can donate with your neighbors on your block.

2. Send kudos to your favorite mentor, teacher, store or non-profit via a personalized message.

3. Put your favorite quotes or poems on a series of 16×16 granite pavers.

4. Display your favorite child, teen or friend’s piece of art on a brick.

5. Choose a meaningful image or quote to inspire residents and visitors in the plaza.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available at all Levels

See Details Below

Be a part of the plaza by endorsing a local artist...

…or commissioning a piece of sculpture,  funding a decorative planter, or designing a bench or art installation.  ($2,500-$7,500)

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Be a part of the Plaza by supporting a concert series...

…or maybe you prefer cooking demos, bringing in speakers or interactive workshops for young people.  ($5,000-$50,000)

Spread the Word!

Share news with friends, family and neighbors by introducing them to this Village Plaza Campaign page and signing up for our NEWSLETTER.  “Like” or promote the Campaign on Facebook and Instagram. Talk about it on Nextdoor.

Become a Village Plaza Champion!

We need your help! Any action you take whether it be inspiring others to act, donating, or connecting our team to interested contacts makes YOU a Champion. Learn more about becoming involved HERE by reading our FAQ!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Daniel Swafford, MVA Executive Director, [email protected], work 510-339-1000

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Letters of Supporters

Thank you to our incredible supporters over the years. To name a few, the organizations below represented over 20,000 households in 2018 through letters and 700 individuals provided signatures in 2019 in person and via Change.org. 

Village Plaza Campaign 

October 9th – November 20th 

Be a Part of the Plaza!

MVA Artistic Rendering of the new Village Plaza plan

The Montclair Village Association is thrilled to announce that this October 9th marks the launch of the Village Plaza Campaign. This fundraiser runs through November 20t. It has the bold but achievable goal of raising $200,000 to initiate the construction of the Village Plaza to be located on Antioch Court between Mountain Blvd. and Antioch Street. The project will break ground in Spring of 2021 and funds raised will ensure cost overages are covered and the full vision of The Plaza is achieved. This open outdoor space will allow hundreds of community members to gather to enjoy performances, fellowship, dining, shopping, networking and more! Plans also include eliminating hazards for pedestrians and traffic by repairing and resurfacing deep potholes and cracks which are especially dangerous for elders. There is also a beautification component.

Below are the ways that you can be part of the plaza as well as answers to community members’ frequently asked questions!

BECOME A VILLAGE PLAZA CHAMPION!

What is a Village Plaza Champion? A Champion is a person who advocates for, endorses and supports creating an open air community space that is pleasing and safe for elders and all who visit. Any action you take to support this goal makes YOU a Village Plaza Champion whether it be inspiring others to act, donating or connecting our team to interested contacts. 

Funding the project AND being a fan in other ways makes you a Champion Sponsor!

Funding the project + being a fan = Champion Sponsor

HOW YOU CAN HELP. 

Become a Champion Sponsor!

  • Commemorate your support by buying a brick ($125-$1,200) or a block of bricks with a group ($2,500 and up). 
  • Fund a planter, bench, and /or other art installation ($2,500-$7,500); or
  • Sponsor the Village Plaza’s first summer concert series (or another key community event in 2021) ($5,000-$50,000).5 FUN WAYS TO BE A PART OF THE PLAZA  
    • Gather all of your favorite people who identify with an activity or theme. Come up with a  design and statement for a block of bricks you can donate together.
    • Send kudos or appreciation to your favorite mentor, teacher, store or non-profit via a personalized message on a brick. Let them know why you think they are amazing.
    • Call out your street and put all the names of your neighbors on a series of 16×16 granite pavers. 
    • Write a dedication for a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, graduation or major accomplishment through a special message to a person or a group important to you.
    • Choose a design or image that represents something meaningful to you and display it on the plaza with a few words about its meaning.

Spread the word!

  • Share with friends, family and neighbors that you’re a Champion and or Sponsor of the Village Plaza Campaign.
  • Invite other community supporters to join you in becoming a Champion and or Sponsor.
  • “Like” and promote the MVA and Village Plaza Campaign on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Post about what you appreciate about Montclair Village and the Village Plaza Campaign on Nextdoor.

HERE IS OUR LINK TO FAQs or visit the Village Plaza Campaign website or find us on FacebookInstagram and Nextdoor.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Daniel Swafford, MVA Executive Director, [email protected], work 510-339-1000

 

 

 

 

 

The Montclair Village Association Thanks Our Village Plaza Sponsors:

Magnanimous Montclarion Sponsor:

Beautification Benefactor Sponsor:

Festival Philanthropist:

 

 

Antioch Ambassador:

 

Major Sponsorship Levels – 

Secure Your Contribution via PayPal

 

“Brick By Brick” Supporter Options

  • 4 x 8 Brick with up to 3 lines of personalized text: $125.00
  • 8 x 8 Brick with up to 6 lines of personalized text: $225.00
  • 8 x 8 Child Art Brick with up to 2 lines of personalized text: $400.00
  • 8 x 8 Custom Logo Brick with up to 2 lines of personalized text: $400.00

 

JOIN THE COMMUNITY OF SUPPORTERS

 

 

 

 

Alain Pinel Realtors – Helen Nicholas 

 

 

 

 

Fernwood Neighborhood Community Club 

 

 

 

 

Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail

 

 

 

 

Montclair Neighborhood Council 

 

 

 

 

Montclair Presbyterian Church

 

 

 

 

MOVE (Montclair On the Move)

 

 

 

 

North Hills Community Association

 

 

 

 

Oakland Montclair Lions Club 

 

 

 

 

Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Piedmont Montclair 

 

 

 

 

St. John Episcopal Church

 

 

 

 

VeloRaptors Cycling Club

 

 

ANTIOCH COURT FAQs

 

 

 

 

Village Plaza FAQ

 

Q: When will the Village Plaza break ground?

 

Spring of 2021.

 

Q: Will the Plaza require that Antioch Court be permanently closed?

 

No, the street will remain open, however there will no longer be a left hand turn from Antioch Court onto Mountain Blvd.

 

Q: What is the total cost of the Village Plaza Construction?

 

Current construction costs are estimated to be approximately $750,000 to $950,000.

Q: When did the Village Plaza planning begin?

 

In 2002 – see this original press release from the Village Plaza linked here from 2002.

 

Q: When is the deadline to sponsor a Brick for the Village Plaza?

 

December 31st, 2020.

 

Q: Are donations to support the construction of the Plaza and Plaza programming tax-deductible?

 

Yes, the Montclair Village Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about making a planned gift to the Plaza visit our Donation Page.

 

Q: How can I become a sponsor, volunteer, or help with the Village Plaza?

 

Email [email protected] or [email protected]