HACKENSACK, NJ -- Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Councilman Leonardo Battaglia and Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg attended a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the city’s newest mixed-use redevelopment project at 389 Main St.

The five-story, 119,000-square-foot building project, expected to be completed by fall 2019, is planned to include eight studios, 48 one-bedroom, and 26 two-bedroom apartments. It will also feature a gym, multiple indoor lounge areas, public outdoor terrace, private balconies for select units, secure on-site parking and bicycle storage.

“It’s a great day for a groundbreaking and it’s a great day for Hackensack,” Mayor Labrosse said. “As you walk the streets of our city, you can’t help but feel a little different with all of the different redevelopment projects going on. There’s a great feeling of anticipation of going on. Projects like this are coming to Hackensack because people are excited about what’s going on.”

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In addition to the city council, Labrosse thanked Director of Redevelopment Albert Dib and City Planner Fran Reiner, both of whom were in attendance, and City Manager Ted Ehrenburg and Financial Officer James Mangin for their “tireless effort to rebuild the city.”

The event was hosted by The Hampshire Companies and also attended by representatives from Claremont Companies and NAI James E. Hanson, Inc. and construction lender, Provident Bank.