Like other Northern New Jersey cities, Hackensack, the Bergen County seat, is seeing more residential development now than in decades past. A new project that is proposed for the heart of the community seeks to continue that trend.
The new mixed-use development will be constructed at 395 Main Street, at the southwest corner of Ward Street, along Upper Main corridor. According to a legal notice from the City of Hackensack, the building is slated to include 82 residential units and retail space. It will be five stories tall, and one parking space is planned for each of the units. Hoboken-based Minervini Vandermark Architecture will design the project, according to the company website, which features a rendering of the development.
Sonehan Clinton Court, LLC, which was incorporated in 2015, is listed as the project developer. The company owns a few neighboring properties, according to NJ Parcels records, including 394 and 402 State Street, the latter of which was acquired for $675,000 in 2016. The NJ Parcels listing shows that the organization is registered out of the same Morristown address as Hampshire Real Estate Companies.
Currently, the property contains a parking lot, a house that most recently contained Don Alfonso’s Restaurant, and a two-story building that has been home to Clinton Court and organizations such as Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, IGX Global, and Genoa Healthcare.
The project was granted Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval with variances by the Hackensack Planning Board during its meeting on July 12th.
The site is located within a few blocks of one of the country’s few remaining downtown Sears department stores that are still in operation, as well as the Hackensack River Greenway, Johnson Park, Hackensack’s central business district, and the Anderson Street Station on New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley Line. 10 bus lines serving Manhattan and communities across Bergen County also stop within two blocks.