FAIR LAWN, NJ - The governing body approved two resolutions that will move redevelopment forward at the Dollar Tree and Topps Properties in Radburn.

Both resolutions state the properties, across the street from each other on Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road adjacent to the Train Station, qualify as "area[s] in need of redevelopment, specifically a non-condemnation redevelopment area."

The resolutions were approved on November 24.

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This bodes well for whoever purchases either property, making it easier for the property owner to go forward with business owners and a local government willing to work with them to improve the area. New property owners would have to abide by local building codes and pass through the Fair Lawn Planning Board and/or the Zoning Board of Adjustment with any plans for the sites in the center of town.

The step by the Fair Lawn Borough Council is years in the making. Both properties have been considered eyesores, while remaining prime real estate for development.

For months, local business people have indicated at least the Dollar Tree Property has been sold and the sale is in attorney review.