Planning Board Green Lights 235-Unit Project in Downtown Hackensack

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439 Main Street Hackensack Real Estate Development
439 Main Street in Hackensack. Photo via Google Maps.

Hackensack officials are following the trend of many other Northern New Jersey cities by approving more residential and mixed-use developments in their municipality. In fact, the Bergen County city’s Planning Board gave the green light last month to a developer in order to construct a major new project downtown.

According to a legal notice, Waypoint Hackensack Urban Renewal, LLC was granted Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval as part of its plans to build a 6.5-story multifamily development at 439 Main Street near the corner of Anderson Street. When completed, the all-residential building with 371,900 sq.ft. of floor area will include 235 units.

State records show that Waypoint Hackensack Urban Renewal was incorporated back in August, but the city where the company is based is not listed. However, it appears that the project is being developed by Waypoint Residential of Stamford, Connecticut.

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Currently, the site contains a one-story brick warehouse that stretches back to Maple Avenue. It was previously used by Holman Moving Systems and United Van Lines. The property is located in the center of Hackensack directly across the street from one of the oldest Sears department stores in the nation. Fairleigh Dickinson University, shops along Main Street, Johnson Park, several bus stops, and the Anderson Street Station on New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley Line to Hoboken are also situated within a short walk of the site.

Hackensack is continuing to see more development proposals all over town. As Jersey Digs has reported, a 60-unit building is planned for West Camden Street, a 377-unit mixed-use development could come to Zabriskie Street, and a building with 82 units and retail space could come to the corner of Main and Ward Streets.

Other projects on the books include 30 lofts in a former warehouse, 254 units near the Hackensack River, and 127 units in a former bank on Main Street. Plus, New Jersey Transit is moving forward to operate passenger rail service between Hackensack, Paterson, and Hawthorne, with a possible extension to North Bergen.

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