Development Could Bring Nearly 100 Units to Downtown Englewood

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Grand Avenue And South Dean Street Englewood
Aerial view of proposed development sites: 14 Grand Avenue, 20 Grand Avenue, and 15-21 South Dean Street. Photo via Google Maps.

A Bergen County city that has witnessed the construction of a few development projects in its central business district over the last decade could potentially contain another building with dozens of units should a new proposal be approved by municipal officials.

Downtown Englewood, which currently contains the Towne Centre and One William complexes, is where a development firm is now looking to construct a multi-family project with 91 units. A legal notice issued last week shows that the proposed development is expected to be five stories tall and be constructed at 14 Grand Avenue, 20 Grand Avenue, and 15-21 South Dean Street. Under the plan, 59 of the apartments would contain two bedrooms while the remaining 32 would contain one bedroom. The notice mentioned that “off-street parking” will be provided on the premises, but the proposed number of parking spaces was not stated.


Few details are known about the developer, 15 S. Dean Street, LLC. State business filings show that the company was incorporated in July 2018 out of Englewood Cliffs.

The firm is currently seeking Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval from the Englewood Planning Board, but no variances are being sought since 15 S. Dean Street, LLC “believes the proposed development is fully compliant with the requirements” of the zone in which it would be built, according to the notice. A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at 73 South Van Brunt Street.


The three properties where the development could be constructed are situated adjacent to each other and are just south of Palisade Avenue, the main drag in Englewood. The South Dean Street tract used to be home to Mitchell Simon Co. and currently contains a business called NYC Rugs. Meanwhile, the Grand Avenue lots include a surface parking lot, the former Mitchell Simon Co. annex, and a building that used to be occupied by a Kidville location.

The site is located in close proximity to dozens of local restaurants, the Bergen Performing Arts Center, the Englewood Public Library, and bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Manhattan.

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

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