Milanese has already been in talks with borough officials about how the house could be preserved, and several groups have expressed interest in using it.
The moratorium was intended "to facilitate communications between the developer, the borough's Historic Preservation Commission and other interested parties," according to the resolution. It directs the Fair Lawn Building Department to not accept any demolition permits for the Vanderbeck house until December 10.
Whether or not a way to preserve the house can be reached, a developer looking to build anything other than single-family homes on the site will likely need a use variance, meaning they would have to apply to the zoning board. Borough officials have said they would not re-zone the property.