23-Unit Development Planned atop Passaic Furniture Store and Adjacent Building

Passaic Discount Furniture 202 Jefferson Street Passaic New Jersey
Site of proposed residential addition/development: Passaic Discount Furniture, 202 Jefferson Street, Passaic, New Jersey. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

A new residential project that might be in store for Passaic’s downtown could partially be built atop a store.

An application calls for constructing an additional three stories above the existing Passaic Discount Furniture building at 202 Jefferson Street and an additional floor atop a three-story building that sits behind the business in order to create a four-story development, according to a notice of heating.

An application from Wayne-based 17 Vizcaya CT, LLC that was submitted to the City of Passaic suggests that the existing furniture store would remain and that the newly constructed floors would include a total of 23 residential units. Four of the units would be “allocated as affordable” and there would be 22 two-bedroom units along with one studio, the document states.

The two properties are located just around the corner from Main Avenue, which is served by buses that operate to American Dream Meadowlands, Newark, Paterson, Union City, and Manhattan. The train stations in Passaic and Garfield are each within a mile and a half of the site.

The notice says that the Passaic Planning Board is expected to hear this application during its Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be discussed by the Passaic Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.


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  1. Much more Redevelopment is needed for Passaic and Paterson. These two cities have been largely missed by the recent decades-old construction boom.

  2. It’s great to see Passaic renewing itself and focusing on a downtown renaissance. In addition to the residential / commercial redevelopment, the city is planning to redesign Main Avenue’s streetscape and transportation center: https://www.mainavepassaic.com/.
    Passaic is finally coming into its own as a contemporary, dynamic small city.


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