A property in the northernmost section of Hackensack, one that once employed dozens of Bergen County government employees, could soon be home to a building that hundreds of residents would call home.
A six-story, all-residential building with 377 units is planned for the site of the former government-owned complex at 66-70 Zabriskie Street (a.k.a. 68 Zabriskie Street), at the corner of Kinderkamack Road. According to a legal notice, units will range from one to three bedrooms. There will be 724 parking spaces (about two per unit), along with a lobby and the leasing office, on the building’s lower two floors. Hackensack Jefferson, LLC is the developer.
The developer is registered out of the Short Hills offices of Garden Homes and Garden Commercial Properties, and acquired the 5.98-acre tract for $10 million in the spring of 2016, according to NJ Parcels records. An auction marketed to residential developers was held at the time.
The property used to be owned by the county and buildings on the premises contained the headquarters of the Bergen County Police Department as well as facilities such as garages and a salt dome for the Bergen County Road Department. The latter agency is now part of the Bergen County Department of Public Works and the Bergen County Police Department closed two years ago when the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office was expanded.
The site is situated within a half-mile walk of the New Bridge Landing train station on NJ Transit’s Pascack Valley Line in River Edge, which offers service north to Rockland County, New York and south to Secaucus Junction and Hoboken Terminal. Several malls, including the Shops at Riverside and the Outlets at Bergen Town Center, are just a short drive away, as are Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus and Hackensack’s downtown district. Bus service to Manhattan, Weehawken, Westwood, and other areas is provided by the 165 bus, which stops a block away from Zabriskie Street.
The Hackensack Planning Board is due to hear the developer’s application during its meeting on December 6.
[gmap height=”250px”]68 Zabriskie Street, Hackensack, NJ[/gmap]