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.
As a designated Transit Village Community, Hackensack will benefit from coordination among state agencies that make up the Transit Village Task Force, priority funding and technical assistance from certain state agencies and eligibility for grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
With two mixed-use projects underway, the first at the former Bank of America building on Main Street, that will create 132 new residential units and the second at the former Bergen County Probation Building which will bring an additional 382 units, Hackensack is making moves that will strengthen its position in the residential market for millennials and NYC commuters that are seeking pedestrian friendly urban centers that have easy access to mass transit.
For more information on the anticipated growth in Hackensack, please check out this great video produced by the Hackensack Main Street Alliance: