This New Jersey town is getting an Autograph hotel

(MC Hotel)

A joint-venture partnership of The Pinnacle Companies, The Hampshire Companies and Circle Squared Alternative Investments recently commenced construction on The MC hotel in Montclair, N.J.

The 120,000-square-foot, 151-room hotel will be located at Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Road. The eight-story boutique hotel will be part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection and is expected to be completed in early 2018. Plans call for a restuarant and 12,000 square feet of conference space, as well as a rooftop bar.

The MC hotel is the second phase of the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment Plan, which was enacted in 2011 to encourage a sustainable mixed-use development at the western edge of Montclair’s downtown. The redevelopment plan also includes the Valley & Bloom mixed-use residential project developed by Montclair-based Pinnacle and LCOR. Commercial real estate services company Avison Young was selected as construction manager of the property.

"We’re proud to work on a project that will put Montclair on the map as one of New Jersey’s truly premier destinations for visitors,” said John Mercurio, VP of construction at Avison Young. “It’s also gratifying to oversee the construction of a building that is complementary to the existing fabric of Montclair. The MC is the type of compelling project that excites our team and allows us to excel.”