"Albee Palmieri Place" will be named to honor the memory of a longtime borough resident and advocate for veterans who died earlier this year.
Palmieri, a veteran of the Vietnam War, served for many years as the commander of the American Legion post in Fair Lawn. He was also a member of the Catholic War Veterans post, the Disabled American Veterans and was active with the Fair Lawn Veteran's Council. In recent years, he had also promoted the group Adopt A US Soldier.
Mayor John Cosgrove said Palmieri was a "powerful advocate for service people."
Jack Delaney, the chairman of the Fair Lawn Veteran's Council, said he thought it was wonderful to name the street in Palmieri's memory.
"The guy was a non-stop worker for veterans' causes and the community," Delaney said.
Albee Palmieri Place is expected to open this fall when the Promenade's retail portion is complete.
The council had considered several names for the new street, including Mary Ann Collura, a Fair Lawn Police officer who was shot to death in 2003, and Nancy Wallace, a former Fair Lawn Board of Education member and active community volunteer who also died earlier this year, among others.
Collura is instead expected to be memorialized as the namesake of the Fair Lawn Police Department's firing range and Wallace is slated as the name for the next new street to be built in the borough, officials said.