Congratulations to Hackensack and the Main Street Alliance on the City’s recent designation as NJ Transit’s 31st Transit Village. The designation is a boon for local planning and revitalization efforts and represents a formal partnership with the State, to plan and implement Transit Oriented Design (TOD) strategies within a half-mile radius around Hackensack’s rail and bus transportation facilities. Read more
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Redevelopment on and near Hackensack’s Main Street continues with new areas being designated for redevelopment by the Planning Board and ongoing projects continuing to make progress. Here is an update on new and ongoing projects supported by the City of Hackensack and Main Street Business Alliance:
- The Planning Board is scheduled to be presented with a redevelopment plan for 50-52 Main Street in February. The proposal for the property which fronts onto the green includes a five-story, +/- 40-unit building with +/- 3,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
- The Planning Board has approved a plan for adaptive reuse of the existing building at 161 Main Street into eight apartment units with +/- 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space on Main Street.
- The Hackensack Planning Board approved plans to convert the former Woolworth building at 149 Main Street into a five-story, 72-unit residential building with +/- 3,900 square feet of retail on Main Street. The plans require the iconic art deco façade to be renovated as part of the development.
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For our January 2016 Merchant of the Month, the Main Street Business Alliance caught up with Anna and Harry Yeritsyan owners of Lavash City Grill and Bakery at 331 Main Street. While they have been on Main Street for only nine months, their love for cooking and baking began many years ago, and miles away. More
The state of New Jersey is famous for a lot of things – diners, beaches, funny accents, a certain brand of driving – and while all of them vary in truth or opinion, there is one claim to fame that is hard to dispute.
New Jersey’s prominence in the music scene over the decades is well documented; Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, and Les Paul are just a small portion of talent to come out of the state.
The city of Hackensack played a major role in adding to that musical legacy over the years, most prominently in jazz. More
Captain Bill Sheehan has had his office at Hackensack’s 231 Main Street for 13 years but he’s been a lifelong resident of the Hackensack River Watershed, and an advocate, educator, hands-on conservationist and enforcer of preservation laws for 18 years as The Hackensack Riverkeeper ®. More