Executives from Kushner joined with municipal leaders in Fair Lawn at the start of the month to celebrate the beginning of work that will bring hundreds of new rental residences for 55-and-older residents to Bergen County.
“This development will transform an underutilized property into a high-end residential offering that will provide a new level of luxury in this area while filling a critical need in Fair Lawn,” Kushner Executive Vice President – Development and Construction Michael Sommer said of the new four-story building that broke ground at 19-00 Pollitt Drive in Fair Lawn on June 1.
The site is currently home to a vacant office building that Kushner said will be razed so the property can be repositioned to accommodate the new building of 307 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
“We worked closely with Mayor Peluso, the Borough Council and the Planning Board on a shared vision to create more housing opportunities in town for active adults. We appreciate their support and guidance and are delighted to break ground today on what will be an important community asset for years to come,” Sommer continued.
Along with a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities, the project will include 46 apartments dedicated to age-restricted affordable housing. Kushner said the development is in line with Fair Lawn’s efforts to redevelop properties in and around the nearby historic Radburn neighborhood.
“It’s great to see that Fair Lawn has attracted a very prominent and experienced developer and the type of development we know could be in very high demand for years to come,” said Fair Lawn Planning Board Vice Chairman Joseph Mele. “What’s fulfilling in my world is a project that brings something to the community that makes a lot of sense, that fits, and that brings a little bit of a different dynamic to town as well. I get very excited on the Planning Board when I see types of applications that bring this forth, and this one is certainly a positive and hits the mark in that regard.”
Amenities at the development will include a fitness center with on-demand options; a manicure station; game and movie rooms; a pet spa; and more. Outside, two landscaped courtyards will feature a swimming pool, putting green, bocce court, and fire pit and grilling stations.
The community will offer easy access to North Jersey shopping, entertainment and dining options, along with access to Manhattan via Route 208 and the Radburn New Jersey Transit Train Station. The Fair Lawn Promenade is less than 1 mile from the site.
Editor’s note: This story was updated at 2:39 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2022, to remove mention of an additional property that was not developed by Kushner.