HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As the city’s downtown continues its transformation into a retail and residential destination with the myriad of high-end apartment complexes currently under construction, the City of Hackensack and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation are working with Together North Jersey to develop a plan to redesign Demarest Place into an ART Walk that will connect to it from the Hackensack Bus Terminal. 

Questions for city residents: What draws you to Demarest Place, and what kinds of cultural offerings would you like to see there? Hackensack needs your input. To share ideas fill out a survey at bit.ly/HackensackSurvey

Over the last four years, the foundation’s ArtsBergen has helmed Hackensack’s creative placemaking initiatives in partnership with the City of Hackensack, the Hackensack Creative Arts Team, the Main Street Business Alliance and local artists.

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The project is part of the Together North Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program, which is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Together North Jersey provides technical assistance services to support local initiatives in the form of staff time from professionals and graduate students at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. 

Hackensack was one of only two projects selected for technical assistance this year.

For more information about Together North Jersey or about the City of Hackensack local technical assistance project, contact Miriam Salerno at Miriam.salerno@ejb.rutgers.edu. For information about the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, contact Ted Ritter at tritter@njtpa.org.