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Hillsdale Apartment Hearing Starts Wednesday

The Hillsdale Planning Board will begin hearing an application for a new apartment building on Patterson Street.

A developer who wants to build a new apartment complex on Patterson Street in Hillsdale will begin presenting an application to the borough Planning Board Wednesday.

The plan calls for a three-story, 57-unit apartment building to be built on a wooded lot located between the PSE&G substation, some houses and the Pascack Brook.

Some residents have already expressed concern about the size of the proposed building and said that it may worsen flooding further down the brook.

"An apartment building of that magnitude ... it's just not needed," Manson Place resident Marisa Cefali previously said.

Cefali was one of a group of neighbors opposed to the plan who attended the previous board meeting to ask about the application.

Another applicant had recently proposed to build a 36-unit apartment building on Orchard Street. The Hillsdale Planning Board unanimously rejected that plan in September. Board members cited traffic concerns with that site, which is located between Broadway and the railroad. That developer has since sued the borough over the rejection.

The Hillsdale Planning Board meets in the Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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