Mixed-Use Development Proposed Near Paterson’s Great Falls

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163 177 Maple Street Paterson New Jersey
Site of proposed development: 163-177 Maple Street, across the street from the Mary Ellen Kramer Park entrance to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

A Passaic County property that can be found just a few yards away from New Jersey’s well-known Great Falls Park could become the site of a residential, commercial, and office development.


The undeveloped and partially wooded lot at 163-177 Maple Street in Paterson is the subject of an application by Great Falls Paterson, LLC that calls for the construction of a five-story building, according to a public notice from the Paterson Board of Adjustment.

The notice says that the proposed development would include 2,226 square feet of commercial space on the first floor, a total of 12 apartments that would be spread between the second, third, and fourth floors, and 1,837 square feet of office space on the fifth floor.

Each apartment would reportedly include two bedrooms and there would also be a parking garage with room for 10 cars on the first floor. A 2,121-square-foot “recreational rooftop terrace” is planned for the second floor atop the garage while a 1,532-square-foot “outdoor recreational grass area” would be included on the third floor, according to the notice.

The lot is located across the street from the Mary Ellen Kramer Park entrance to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park and is also situated near the old Hinchliffe Stadium and a stop on New Jersey Transit’s 712 bus between Hackensack and Wayne.

State business filings show that Great Falls Paterson, LLC was incorporated out of Montclair in 2019 while deed records indicate that 163-177 Maple Street was sold earlier that year for $200,000 to a Wayne resident.

This matter was originally scheduled to go before the Paterson Board of Adjustment in October 2020, but according to the notice, it is now expected to be discussed by the board during the meeting on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. Members of the public interested in participating will reportedly be able to call 973-321-1579 and use 711680001 as the meeting number.

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

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