Sizable Mixed-Use Development May Come Next to Hackensack’s Essex Street Train Station

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Green And Essex Street Development Hackensack
Site of proposed development: Hackensack Recycling Center at Green and Essex streets in Hackensack. Image via Google Maps/Satellite View.

Several properties next to a train station in Bergen County have long contained a municipal recycling center, but should a new proposal continue to advance, these parcels could become home to a sizable mixed-use development.


An application by Meridia at the Station, Urban Renewal, Hackensack, LLC that has been filed with the City of Hackensack calls for bringing a six-story building to lots such as 9-17 Green Street and 151 Essex Street, according to a notice of hearing. The site is located by the Essex Street stop on the Pascack Valley Line, which connects Hoboken with Spring Valley, New York.

If approved by the Hackensack Planning Board, the company’s project would include 170 one-bedroom units, 40 two-bedroom units, a fitness center, 222 parking spaces, more than 6,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, a coffee shop, an outdoor dining area, a dog park, and a bocce court, the notice says.

This is not the first time that there have been discussions regarding development at this location. The Record reported more than four years ago about early plans for an apartment building there.

State business filings indicate that Meridia at the Station, Urban Renewal, Hackensack, LLC was incorporated out of Linden back in 2016. The company is looking to receive preliminary and final site plan approval with variances related to parking, benches, and signage, according to the notice. A virtual hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m.

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

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