Community meeting

Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings will hold a community meeting with Lackawanna Plaza developer David Placek

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings will host a discussion with David Placek of BDP Holdings, the new owner of Lackawanna Plaza, on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Residents will have the opportunity to hear Placek’s vision for the property. – formerly the home of a Pathmark supermarket.

The meeting will be available live on TV-34 and the Canton’s YouTube channel (

Anyone interested in participating in the discussion can do so by logging into WebEx for the Q&A session:

David Placek

David Placek is the managing partner of BDP Holdings. He is an experienced real estate investor and developer with over 17 years of experience investing in over $4.0 billion in real estate in the United States. Mr. Placek’s expertise and experience includes the acquisition and development of millions of square feet of commercial properties and over 30,000 units of residential properties, including the development, investment, financing and rehabilitation of mixed-use, retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties in over 30 states. He also has considerable experience with properties with environmental concerns or complex legal and tax issues or structures.

David Cummings

David Cummings is the Fourth Ward Councilor for Montclair. His community involvement includes serving on the following organizations and committees: Vice President of the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation, Parent Chair Mt. Hebron School Action Team, Member of the Montclair Board of Education, Montclair Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, Montclair Neighborhood Development Center Policy Committee, and Montclair Civil Rights Commission. Advisor Cummings is currently Principal of DEK Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting agency specializing in digital media and content communications strategy. His client lists include the NFL, Fritz Pollard Alliance, Township of Hillside NJ and Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation. He is a permanent resident of Montclair.

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