88-Unit Building Planned Near Bergen County Courthouse In Hackensack

20 28 Sussex Street Hackensack
Proposed residential development: 20-28 Sussex Street, Hackensack. Rendering via Papp Architects.

Over the last few years, more and more applications have been filed for new residential and mixed-use developments in Hackensack, the seat of Bergen County. As the county’s largest city continues to grow, an increasing number of buildings are being constructed, particularly near the Main Street corridor. Now, another project is being proposed for the community.

An all-residential development could be built at 20-28 Sussex Street, between State and Main Streets. According to a legal notice from the city, if approved, the building would include 88 units, all of which would be rentals. The website for Epimoni, a real estate investment firm, features a rendering for the project from Papp Architects and states that a fitness center and rooftop patio will be included in the structure, which could be completed as soon as next year.

The project is being proposed by 22 Sussex, LLC, which bought the .84-acre property at the end of 2016 from Urgent Care of Hackensack, LLC for $2.5 million. 22 Sussex is registered out of the same office suite in White Plains, NY as Westchester developer Lighthouse Enterprises, according to NJ Parcels data.

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Currently, the site on Sussex Street contains a one-story 49-year-old building that has been covered in shrubbery in recent years. Located not far from Downtown Hackensack, the Bergen County Courthouse, and the Essex Street Train Station, the structure was previously occupied by the Social Security Administration.

The Hackensack Planning Board is scheduled to hear 22 Sussex’s application during its meeting on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.


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