Hackensack Rehabilitation Plan Attracts Developers
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. (September 27, 2012) — On September 25, the City of Hackensack, N.J. welcomed major developers from the State of New Jersey to the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack to learn more about the City’s Downtown Rehabilitation Plan, developed by DMR Architects.
More than 60 developers and organizations attended the meeting, which included an overview of the Rehabilitation Plan by Francis Reiner, PP-LLA, DMR Architects, who worked with the City, including members of the Upper Main Street Business Alliance, to develop the plan. The plan, which encompasses 163 acres, includes strategies to revitalize the downtown, such as improvements to infrastructure, residential, retail and entertainment options and parks and open space.
The presentation also included details of Hackensack’s inherent assets for development, including proximity to New York, accessibility to major highways and public transportation, and surrounding major retailers, banks and institutes of higher education. City officials explained an ordinance recently introduced to City Council that will decrease costs and simplify application processes for developers interested in investing in the City.
DMR Architects is a leading full-service architectural firm dedicated to progressive, innovative and sustainable, high-quality design. In addition to the Rehabilitation Plan, DMR Architects, led by Francis Reiner, PP-LLA, assisted the City as a professional planner for several rezoning, zoning assessment and redevelopment projects. DMR completed renovations to the 140 year old Masonic Temple in Hackensack into a Cultural and Performing Arts Center, which recently opened for community use and performances.
DMR also currently serves as Architect of Record for the Hackensack Board of Education.