Friendwell’s Poskanzer Skott-Designed High-Rise Takes Shape in Hackensack
382-Unit Multifamily Property an Anchor for Main Street Redevelopment District
HACKENSACK, N.J., Dec.11, 2015 – Construction has begun on Friendwell’s 150-170 Main Street multifamily tower in downtown Hackensack, N.J. Designed by Poskanzer Skott Architects of Ridgewood, N.J., the 382-unit project – located in the heart of the 160-acre Redevelopment District – is serving as a catalyst for the city’s revitalization as an exciting place to live, shop and play.
“This property will be defined by attractive, bright, efficiently laid-out apartments with fabulous views of the Manhattan skyline and county courthouse,” noted Barry Poskanzer, AIA. “From an architect’s standpoint, this type of semi-urban context – which calls for a strategic blend of traditional, walkable-city amenities and suburban conveniences – provides us with an opportunity to be particularly creative.”
Located on a repurposed 1.35-acre parcel that formerly housed seven buildings and a parking lot, the property will include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom residences, with amenities including a pool and rooftop garden, below-grade parking and 7,500 square feet of street-level retail space.
Poskanzer noted that Hackensack’s Main Street-anchored transformation, still in its infancy, stems from 2012 zoning changes intended to encourage redevelopment of high-rise residential in a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. “The city has great potential, and Friendwell is at the forefront of this revitalization.”
The 150-170 Main Street project represents the first Poskanzer Skott partnership with the Edison, N.J.-based development group. “We are thrilled to be working with Friendwell’s principals to turn their vision into reality, and to being part of their success,” Poskanzer said.
Poskanzer Skott has deep roots in the New Jersey multifamily market, having designed thousands of units in projects ranging from urban luxury towers to mid-rise neighborhood developments. The established, award-winning firm has broad experience in the entire design and planning process from concept to completion. In addition to residential real estate, Poskanzer Skott’s work on behalf of public, private and non-profit clients spans the office, industrial, retail, education and health care sectors.