Fair Lawn is currently undergoing a process that will update the types of land uses allowed and development goals in different parts of the borough.
Members of the Fair Lawn Planning Board have been reviewing the borough master plan, the document which sets the uses and goals. The master plan was last re-examined about 10 years ago.
A subcommittee of planning board members — including professionals like architects, a planner and the board's engineer — have been closely going over the previous re-examination and its effects on the town while also considering the borough's own infrastructure and other factors.
The items considered include issues like continuing to foster development in the Broadway and River Road business districts, transitioning the borough's industrial parks to allow new non-industrial uses, like Gan Aviv Nursery and Daycare which opened on Pollitt Drive and creating a new designation for open space and parks, according to planning board Chair Brent Pohlman.
The subcommittee is almost done reviewing the individual elements and will soon take their findings to the full planning board, Pohlman said. When they do, the board will hold public hearings so residents can ask questions and share their opinions on the various issues.
Pohlman said he hoped to start holding the public hearings this fall.