A rendering of a retail building at The Print House, a mixed-use redevelopment at the former longtime home of The Bergen Record at 150 River St. in Hackensack — Courtesy: NAI James E. Hanson
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has tapped NAI James E. Hanson as its leasing agent for more than 36,000 square feet of retail space at a new mixed-use development in Hackensack.
The project, which is being spearheaded by The Hampshire Cos., Russo Development and Fourth Edition Inc., calls for bringing more than 700 luxury apartments and commercial space to the former longtime home of The Bergen Record at 150 River St. With construction underway, NAI Hanson is now marketing three single-story retail buildings with a combined 36,529 square feet that will come online late this year.
Michael Walters, Jonathan Kristofich and Cameron Silverstein are leading the assignment for the project known as The Print House.
“With 900 residential units already completed in the city since 2011 and another 4,000 units under construction or planned, the story being written in Hackensack right now is quite incredible,” said Walters, who has been directly involved in over 500,000 square feet of leasing and sales in Hackensack during his career. “The Print House’s retail spaces provide businesses of all types with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure a spot on the ground floor in this exciting chapter for the city while tapping into the dynamic growth that will continue to define Hackensack well into the future.”
Sitting on 23 acres along the Hackensack River, The Print House will ultimately include 55,387 square feet of retail space along with its new apartments, waterfront access and other public outdoor spaces. The first two retail buildings in the initial phase will include 14,308 and 6,195 square feet, respectively, while the third will bring another 16,026 square feet to the south end of the development.
Construction started earlier this year, NAI Hanson said, touting the buildings’ frontage on River Street and the high traffic volume on the thoroughfare. The firm noted that the retail buildings are located at the main entrance points to the community, with buildings one and two bookending the main entrance to The Print House at the intersection of River and Atlantic streets and building three anchoring the entrance at the corner of Bridge and River Streets.