Although the city has not gained as much attention recently as communities like Morristown, New Brunswick, and Bloomfield, Hackensack in Bergen County is also beginning to see a spurt in multifamily residential construction in its downtown and near its train stations. One such project was recently proposed just steps from the city’s main drag.
According to a legal notice from the City of Hackensack, the latest development is planned for 22 West Camden Street, between Main Street and State Street. The building is slated to be five stories tall, and would include 60 residential units in all, with 15 units on each of the upper four floors. 12 of the units would be studios, while 36 would contain one bedroom and 12 would contain two bedrooms. A parking lot is also proposed for the building, as are improvements to lighting, utilities, stormwater management, signage, and the streetscape.
The property, which is also referred to as 22-32 Camden Street in some documents, contains a gated surface parking lot that has been reserved for faculty, students, and visitors to Bergen Community College’s nearby Ciarco Learning Center. According to NJ Parcels records, the 0.476-acre tract was acquired in February for $1.325 million by 22 W. Camden Street Hackensack, LLC, which is registered out of a Cliffside Park office building.
Should the project plans move forward, residents of the building would be situated near all that Hackensack has to offer, including shops and restaurants in the Main Street business district, the Johnson Public Library, Foschini Park, the Aldi and C-Town supermarkets, the New Jersey Naval Museum, the Hackensack Bus Terminal, and the Anderson Street Train Station on New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley Line.
The Hackensack Planning Board was initially scheduled to hear the plans on August 9th, but the matter has been adjourned to its meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00pm.