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Redevelopment Projects

News from Main Street

Things are moving fast in Downtown Hackensack! New buildings are rising and old locations are redeveloping—but all are shaping our Special Improvement District.

Project: 150-170 MAIN STREET

The Enburg Group proudly introduces The Brick at 150-170 Main Street in the heart of Hackensack’s exciting revitalized downtown known as The Sack. The Brick is a premier fourteen story luxury residential high-rise boasting New York City style amenities in a neighborhood you will want to call home. The Brick features 378 upscale apartments, secure garage parking and approximately 8,000 square feet of retail space along Main Street. The Brick offers just the right list of quality amenities for its residents including concierge service and a doorman greeting you
home. In addition to a state-of-the-art gym and yoga studio there is the “Oasis”, a courtyard terrace featuring a luxury lap pool with adjoining sundeck, an open-air cinema, and an alfresco dining space. Steps away are the extensive green to be enjoyed with every season.

The Sky Lounge, located at the southeast corner of the 14th floor, impresses with an approximate 2,200 square foot expanse and features a thrilling floor to ceiling view of the New York City skyline.

Current status: Finished construction is anticipated by Spring 2021.

Project: 22 SUSSEX STREET

Lighthouse Living has been approved for the construction of 88 apartments located between Sussex and Bergen Streets. This project will feature a traditional architectural building with amenities that are located within walking distance to the Essex Street Train Station.

Current status: Construction of this project is scheduled to start in 2019 with a completion scheduled for 2020.

Project: 395 MAIN STREET

Claremont Companies is under construction for this six story, 82 unit mixed use development located at the corner of Main and Ward Streets. The project includes 3,500 sf of retail fronting Main Street and will help anchor the north end of the downtown.

Current status: Construction of this project is on-going with a completion date estimated for 2020.

Project: 150 RIVER STREET (FORMER RECORD SITE)

Russo Development was recently approved to redevelop the 19.3 acre former Record Site. The project which includes multiple phases will feature, a riverfront walk, up to 654 units and 18,000 sf of retail space. The phase one building located at the terminus of Mercer Street on River Road includes 272 apartments along with courtyard amenities for its residents.

Current status: Demolition of the former Record Building is under way. Site preparation and construction is scheduled to start in 2019 with a completion estimated for 2021.

Project: MIDTOWN BRIDGE APPROACH (FORMER CITY OF HACKENSACK LOT C)

Hornrock Properties was approved for the development of a mixed use project located on the former 4.3 acre City-owned Lot C. The project will include approximately 372 residential units in two phases with 3,000 sf of retail, community gardens and amenities for it residents as well as 200 public parking spaces that will serve the downtown businesses, Foschini Park and the Ice House.

Current status: The first phase of construction should start in 2019 with an estimated completion in 2021.

Project: 149 Main Street

This project converts the existing structure into a five-story multi-use building dedicated to residential, retail, and parking uses. The completed project will consist of 72 residential units on four floors above retail on Main Street, with parking in the rear on two levels. Each residential floor will have 10 two-bedroom and 8 one-bedroom units.

Current status: This project is under construction and is estimated to be completed in 2020/2021.

PROJECT: 18 EAST CAMDEN

The developer of this project, Hekemian & Co., Inc., has constructed The Current on River.

The Current on River brings “Life as you please” to downtown Hackensack. This 254-unit luxury apartment community features studio, 1 and 2-bedroom floor plans, 7 levels of off-street parking, and is loaded with elite amenities. Such amenities include: concierge services, club room, fitness center, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi work lounge with private conference rooms, courtyard with grilling stations, fireplace seating, tenant storage areas, a pet grooming spa and more!

We offer 2 color options of state-of-the-art finishes, both with and stainless-steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Spacious open floor plans range from 579 SF to 1,224 SF – ALL with private balconies. The complex has convenient access to public transportation, is a half block from the Main Street shopping district, and is just a short express bus ride from Manhattan.

Current status: This project is complete and currently leasing.

The Current on River Exterior -6

Project: 76 Main Street

Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group is developing a 24-unit, mixed-use property. The planned, six-story building called the Phoenix will feature 4,207 s.f. of retail space on the ground floor and first level, and six one-bedroom apartments ranging from 621 to 801 s.f. in size will be located on floors two through five. The sixth floor will consist of a lounge area with a bar and rooftop deck for tenant use. Other amenities include washer/dryers in the units and proximity to the Bergen County Justice Center.

Current status: The City has met with the developer and a final project/construction schedule is being put together by the developer.

Project: 435 Main Street

Waypoint Residential was recently approved for the construction of a mixed use residential development with 235 units and ground floor retail and amenities at the corner of Main Street and Anderson Street.

Current status: Demolition of the existing building has been completed and construction of the project is scheduled to start in 2019 with an estimated completion in 2021.

Project: 210-214 Main Street

Heritage Capital Group is under renovations on this 1926, 10 story former Bank of America Building located in the heart of the downtown. The project will feature breathtaking views of the New York Skyline with units that feature large ceiling heights. The 210 Main Street building includes 92 apartments and approximately 3,500 sf of ground floor retail. The 214 Main Street building features 27 apartments and has a pedestrian skywalk connecting the two buildings at the amenity space level. with a 30 plus foot vaulted ceilings along with amenities for both 210 and 214 Main Street.

Current status: 214 Main Street is open and leasing. 210 Main Street is under construction with an anticipated completion in the Fall of 2020.

Project: 17 Mercer Street

Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group negotiated the sale of 17 Mercer Street in Hackensack, as well as a $125,000 note on the neighboring property located at 21 Mercer Street for $1.4 million. Alexander Anderson represented both the private seller and the buyer, Minotaur Management, a Brooklyn, NY-based real estate developer and property manager. The transaction represents Minotaur’s first multifamily property investment in New Jersey; the firm plans to redevelop the former Hackensack property, which was built in the 1800’s, into an apartment building housing more than 30 loft-style apartment units. According to Eric Anderson, CEO of Alexander Anderson, “Minotaur Management saw the change that is already starting to take hold here in our revitalized downtown area and the enormous potential it offers area residents, visitors, merchants and restaurant owners, and real estate owners and managers alike.”

The 20,000 sf, four-story property sold for $1,275,000. It most recently served as a warehouse for a records storage company and features high ceilings, which lends itself to the development of apartment loft units. The seller also previously held a $125,000 note for 21 Mercer Street where a restaurant is currently located.

“We hope to realize the same kind of success in Hackensack that we had in redeveloping multifamily properties in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn just as that area began its renaissance. We already see some of the same trends and initiatives here, and we are very excited to be part of that kind of change once again,” explained Minotaur Management CEO Eli Davidovics.

Current status: Minotaur has met with city officials for a pre-application review. This first step is part of a streamlined process designed to identify planning issues prior to formal review by the Planning or Zoning Boards.

Completed Projects

Project: 240 Main Street

Stop looking and start living the urban adventure with suburban relaxation at Meridia On Main. Our lifestyle amenities ensure you can enjoy every day between modern conveniences and luxury amenities. Our brand-new community promises luxury living at its best! Visit our state-of-the-art fitness center with a wide variety of cardio and weight equipment available for your use. Our proximity to NYC and the walkability of our community gives you the best of both worlds. Relax after a long day in social room with friends. Spend your weekends reading in our Library complete with a Dining Room for neighbors to gather and dine together. Or, enjoy delicious and picture-perfect made for you meals downstairs at our very own CapDiner. Each and every unit is equipped with its own washer and dryer, granite countertops, and hardwood floors throughout.

Complete and open.

Project: 161 Main Street

This project involves the conversion of a pre-existing three-story office building into a mixed-use property featuring two retail units on the first floor and 12 apartments on the second and third floors, along with associated parking improvements on site. The handsome design and functionality harkens back to 19th century Hackensack but with all modern conveniences.

Current status: This project has recently been completed.

Project: 480 Main Street

This project is located on the site of the former Sears Appliance Store and is being redeveloped into an Aldi’s Supermarket. Designed to front on Main Street, the 17,000-s.f. building includes new streetscape, lighting and benches along the perimeter. Parking will be located on the side and rear of the property with new lighting, landscape and drainage improvements, and the building will anchor the north end of the Rehabilitation Zone. Building materials include glass, brick and stone.

Current status: Aldi’s is now open.

$1 Million Grant

Hackensack has received a $1 million grant from The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority as part of the Transportation Alternatives Program, funded by the Federal Highway Administration. The funds will allow the city to beautify Main Street’s redevelopment zone between Sussex Street and Mercer Street. The initiative is expected to add nearly $1 billion in real estate value for the city.

Utility Box Painting

In collaboration with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance is helping to incorporate arts and culture into downtown Hackensack through “Creative Placemaking.” Specifically for this project, utility boxes along Main, Passaic and Union Streets in downtown Hackensack have been turned into works of art. In March, an open call for artists to paint the utility boxes attracted a great deal of attention, and artists chosen to participate each received $500 for their work. Each box featured an environmental theme and included the Clean Communities logo. The project ended on July 19, 2017.

Project: Bergen County Justice Center

A $140-million county government building in the heart of downtown Hackensack is now complete. RSC Architects, a Hackensack-based firm, worked with Bergen County to create the six-story, 130,000 sf building as the centerpiece of a six-year plan to modernize and upgrade the county’s justice center complex. The building now serves as the new home of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, Surrogate Office and Tax Board. It is the first modern addition to the complex, which also includes an historic county jail and courthouse. (Photos courtesy of RSC Architects and Robert Faulkner Photography.)

Current status: Complete and open.

Project: 100 State Street

Stop looking and start living the urban adventure with suburban relaxation at Meridia Metro. Our lifestyle amenities ensure you can enjoy every day. Sit back and relax after a long day around the fireplace in our luxurious TV lounge. Visit our state-of-the-art fitness center with a wide variety of cardio and weight equipment available for your use. Or enjoy a breath of fresh air on our rooftop lounge with stunning city views, comfy lounge seating and plenty of tables that will give you the space to entertain or simply relax. Our community promises luxury living at its best. Our proximity to NYC and the walkability of our community gives you the best of both worlds. Don’t pass up these Hackensack, NJ apartments!

Current status: Complete and open.

Meridia Metro rooftop