Rockaway Borough seal

1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973-627-2000
boroughclerk@rockawayborough.org


Land Use Board

The Land Use Board is responsible for:

  • Reviewing proposed site plans prior to issuance of building permits (not for one- or two-family homes)
  • Reviewing proposed subdivisions of land
  • Hearing and deciding requests from property owners for variances from the Borough's zoning regulations

Contact the Building Department at 973-627-8035 for information regarding the application process.

Contact Info

Land Use Board Secretary
Colleen Reardon
Phone Number: 973-627-2000
email: buildingdept@rockawayborough.org
hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meetings

The Land Use Board meets virtually until further notice in the Community Center, 21-25 Union St. at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month for regular meetings and the fourth Monday of the month for workshop meetings. Meeting schedule is subject to change. Click here for the up-to-date meeting schedule.

Minutes and Agendas

Click here to view the Land Use Board minutes and agendas. They are posted on the meetings page.

Members

The Land Use Board consists of nine members as follows:

  • Class I: The mayor or the mayor's designee in the absence of the mayor.
  • Class II: One of the officials of the municipality other than a member of the Governing Body, to be appointed by the mayor.
  • Class III: A member of the Borough Council to be appointed by it.
  • Class IV: Other citizens of the municipality, to be appointed by the mayor.
  • Four alternate members.

2021 Members:

Name Class Term Ending
Banbor, Kenneth Alternate #3 2-yr 12/31/22
Blair, Kenneth Class IV (Chairman) 4-yr 12/31/23
Freiermuth, Joyce Class IV 3-yr 12/31/23
Greuter, Russell Class III 1-yr 12/31/21
Leonard, Janet Alternate #2 2-yr 12/31/21
Hopler, William Class II 1-yr 12/31/21
Howarth, Mark Class IV 4-yr 12-31-23
Koch, Barbara Class IV 3-yr 12/31/23
Hamman, Ron Class IV 3-yr 12/31/23
Mulligan, Thomas Class I (Mayor) 4-yr 12/31/23
Rose, Kim Alternate #1 2-yr 12/31/22

Notices

Land Use notices will be posted on the Notices and Announcements page.


RESOLUTION REGARDING THE MEETING SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2021 THROUGH JANUARY 2022 AND DESIGNATING OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

WHEREAS, the Borough of Rockaway Land Use Board has considered the scheduling of the workshop and regular meetings for January 2021 through January 2022.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Land Use Board of the Borough of Rockaway this 5th day of January 2021 that the following meeting schedule is adopted, with all meetings to be held Via Zoom Webinar starting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting agenda and any document that would be made available to members of the public in hard copy at the time of the meeting will available on the Borough’s website www.rockawayborough.org forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting. Public comments may be made at the time of the meeting or submitted in advance. In advance of the meeting, members of the public are welcomed to submit questions or comments by electronic mail or in written form. Comments submitted via email should be sent to buildingdept@rockawayborough.org. Comments submitted in letter form should be sent to Colleen Reardon, Land Use Board Secretary, 1 East Main Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866. All such questions or comments must include the name and address of the submitter and must be received by the board secretary no later than 4:30 on the day prior to the scheduled meeting.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: This is a recurring webinar
Topic: Land Use Board Meeting
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/96542886086?pwd=c3RHZmczNng0elZ5UHRHS3VzZHpHZz09
Passcode: 157238
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,96542886086#,,,,*157238# or +16468769923,,96542886086#,,,,*157238#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 965 4288 6086
Passcode: 157238
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acKgsNN38a

SUPPLEMENTAL MEETING        REGULAR MEETINGS
4TH MONDAY                  1ST TUESDAY
January 25, 2021            January 5, 2021  	
February 22, 2021           February 2, 2021
March 22, 2021 	            March 2, 2021
April 26, 2021              April 6, 2021
May 24, 2021                May 4, 2021
June 28, 2021               June 1, 2021		 
July 26, 2021               July 6, 2021
August 23, 2021             August 2, 2021 (Monday)
September 27, 2021          September 7, 2021
October 25, 2021            October 5, 2021
November--No Meeting        November 1, 2021 (Monday)
December--No Meeting        December 7, 2021
January 24, 2022            January 4, 2022

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Land Use Board of the Borough of Rockaway, this 5th day of January 2021 that the official newspaper will be The Citizen. The Board also designated the Daily Record as the secondary paper.

_______________________
Kenneth Blair, Chairman
_______________________
Colleen Reardon, Secretary Borough of Rockaway Land Use Board
posted January 13, 2021


Notice of Land Use Board Adoption

RESOLUTION LUB #069
The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on January 5, 2021 adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#069 granting a dimensional variance relief and preliminary and final major site plan to allow the redevelopment and use of the premises as a Lidl Grocery store. The applicant is Lidl U.S. Operations, LLC. The address is 353 US 46 West, Block 83, Lot 7. A copy of this Resolution may be inspected at the office of the Building Inspector, 1 East Main Street, Rockaway, N.J. Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30A.M. And 4:30 P.M. Colleen Reardon, Board Secretary, posted January 13, 2021

RESOLUTION LUB #067
The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway adopted a resolution LUB#067 denying a subdivision, various design waivers, a height variance, preliminary and final major site plan approval. The applicant is RPM Development Group, LLC. The property is located at West Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Block 73, Lot 65. A copy of this Resolution may be inspected at the office of the Building Inspector, 1 East Main Street, Rockaway, N.J. Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Colleen Reardon, Board Secretary


Pending Applications

Application #066

Faber Properties, LLC
Block 46, Lot 35 - 92 W. Main St.

Land Use Variance Application


Application #071

Creating Better Days
Block 24, Lot 12 - 347 East Main St
"D" Variance

Documents:
Initially filed Application, Rider, checklist & survey
Morris County Planning Board approval
Stewart Engineering Site Layout plan
Fox Architectural drawings
Mott McDonald initial review letter
Mott McDonald completeness letter
Affidavit of Publication (legal notice)
Health Department review

Replanners Reports:
OPRA Request
Property Detail
Fig 1 - Land Use
Fig 2 - Zoning
Fig 3 - Signage Study


Application #073

Labroatory Corporation of American Holdings
Block 84, Lot 1 - 204-212 US Route 46 (260 Rt 46)
"D" Variance

Documents:
Submittal dated May 7, 2021 (less plans)
Final As-Built Survey from Miloslav Rehak
Permit Set 1
Signage Package 1
Floor Plan 3


Application #074

Stanley Wyka
Block 81.03, Lot 15 - 76 Phillip Dr
"D" Variance

Documents:
Signed Application
Applicant Attachments
Completeness Submission
Rockaway 8103-15 Zone
Figure 1 - Site Characteristics
Figure 2 - Site Suitability Analysis


Application #075

Mot-Laur Properties LLC
Block 40, Lot 22 &: 23 - 27 East Main St
"C" &: "D" Variances

Documents:
Application
Supporting Documents
Prior Resolutions
Variance Plan Set 2-9-21
Bldg 2
Bldg 3 Level 1
Bld 3 Level 2
Aerial View
Survey


Forms and Applications

Land Use forms and applications are posted on the Applications and Forms page.


Resolutions

2020 Resolution Report

Resolution of Finding and Determination LUB-069 Block 83, Lot 17, 353 US 46 West. Applicant: Lidi U.S. Operations, LLC

Resolution of Finding and Determination LUB-061 Block 1.02, Lot 68, 121 Hibernia Ave. Applicant: Pheasant Walk LLC

2019 Resolution Report

Resolution of Finding and Determination LUB-062 Block 46, Lot 24, 27 Wall St. Applicant: Peter Hestevold


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