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 in the Community Center, 21-25 Union St. at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month for regular meetings and the fourth Wednesday of the month for workshop meetings. Meeting schedule is subject to change. Click here for the up-to-date meeting schedule. If a meeting will be held virtually, login information will be posted on the Virtual Meetings page.

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 11 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.
  • Two alternate members.

2023 Members:

Name Class Term Ending
Banbor, Kenneth Alternate #3 2-yr 12/31/24
Blair, Kenneth Class IV 4-yr 12/31/23
Freiermuth, Joyce Class IV 3-yr 12/31/23
Hamman, Ronald Class IV 4-yr 12/31/23
Hopler, William Class II 1-yr 12/31/23
Howarth, Mark Class IV 4-yr 12-31-23
Hurley, James Class III 1-yr 12/31/23
Koch, Barbara Class IV 3-yr 12/31/23
Leonard, Janet Alternate #2 2-yr 12/31/23
Mills, John Attorney 1-yr 12/31/23
Mulligan, Thomas Mayor 4-yr 12/31/23
Rose, Kim Class IV 4-yr 12/31/26
Schaefer, Robert Alternate #1 2-yr 12/31/24

Notices

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


Pending Applications

No pending applications at this time.


Notice of Land Use Board Adoptions

Resolution LUB #087

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on May 24, 2023, adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#087 granting Preliminary and Final major site plan approval and bulk variance and/or design exception/waiver relief with respect to property having a street address of 215 Rt 46 Rockaway Borough, New Jersey 07866 Block 40 Lot 37.03 The applicant is McDonald’s Corporation. This approval grants the applicant to construct a dual lane side-by-side drive-through and ordering bay, and any other accessory uses and structures to the existing McDonald’s restaurant with drive thru facility. 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.

Resolution LUB #047A

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on January 5, 2023 adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#047A granting an amendment to a previously granted Major Site Plan approval and new C Variance relief to allow relocation of several dumpsters, relocation of several tenant roster signs, placement of storage container on lot 22.04 and an increase in maximum lot coverage for lot 22.02. The applicant is Heritage Woodland, LLC, 33-55 Woodland Avenue, Rockaway, Block 84, Lot (s) 22.02, 22.03 & 22.04. 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.

Resolution LUB #084

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on November 1, 2022, adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#084 granting the major site plan approval and a D (1) Use variance relief to construct and allow the use of the premises at 328 Route 46 Rockaway NJ which is in the GB General Business and HT-LI High Tech Light Industrial zone. This is to construct a 11,862 square foot animal hospital together with associated parking and signage. The applicant is Terravet Rockaway, LLC. Located at 328 Route 46, Rockaway, Block 84, Lot 21. 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.

Resolution LUB #085

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on February 22, 2023, adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#085 granting a certificate of non-conforming use for the detached garage and residential apartment. The applicant is Angelo and Barbara Caso. The Property is located at 5 Pleasant Place, Rockaway, Block 71, Lot 19. 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.

Resolution LUB #086

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on June 7, 2023, adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#086 granting the major site plan approval, design waivers, and bulk variance relief to construct a new free-standing drive-thru restaurant as well as supporting accessory structures (sidewalk, signage and fencing). The applicant is Yum & Chill WEN Holding, LLC. 209 Route 46, Rockaway, Block 40, Lot 37.02. 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.

Resolution LUB #078

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on June 6, 2022, adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#078 granting for a (D1) use variance relief to allow the subdivision and use of a portion of the premises at 70 Cobb Street located in the General Light Industrial District zone (GLI) to be developed with a single family home, and for a lot line adjustment to increase the lot size of existing lot 25, together with a (C) variance relief relating to improved coverage and minimum side yard, and subdivision approval. The applicant is Cobb Street, LLC and 16 Garden Ave, LLC. Address 70 Cobb Street, Rockaway, Block 14, Lot 31 and 16 Garden Avenue, Rockaway, Block 14, Lot 25. 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 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

Resolution LUB #080

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on May 3, 2022, adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#080 granting for a bulk (“C”) variance relief to allow a conversion of the former World Gym to a Tractor Supply retail facility. The applicant is HSC Rockaway, LLC, 279 Route 46, Rockaway, Block 40.01, Lot 39.04. 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.

Resolution LUB #075

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on January 24, 2022 adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#075 granting use variance relief to allow a change of use for two of three existing structures, including a landscape company with office, inside storage and flex recreational use space. The applicant is Mot-Laur Properties, LLC, 27 East Main Street, Rockaway, Block 40, Lots 22 and 23. 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.

Resolution LUB #076

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on November 1, 2021 adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#076 granting use variance relief and bulk variance approval to allow the demolition of an existing two family dwelling and the replacement of that building with a new, slightly larger two family dwelling at the present location. The applicant is Herman and Donna Zablatzky, 51 Academy Street Rockaway, Block 46, Lot 11. 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.

Resolution LUB #072

The Land Use Board of The Borough of Rockaway on October 5, 2021 adopted a memorializing resolution LUB#072 granting use variance relief, bulk variances and major site plan approval to allow the demolition of an existing gasoline service station and retail sales component and the replacement of the existing facility with a modern, up to date gasoline station and convenience store. The applicant is SGD Fuel 202, LLC 202 Route 46, Block 33, Lot 6.02. 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.

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


Forms and Applications

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


Resolutions

2023

Resolution of Finding and Determination:

LUB-086 Block 40 Lot 37.02 — 209 Route 46 — Applicant: Yum & Chill WEN Holdings LLC

2022

Resolution of Finding and Determination:

LUB-083 Block 17, Lot 23 — 60 East Main St

LUB-080 Block 40.01, Lot 39.04 — 279 US Route 46

LUB-079 Block 45, Lot 14, 21 Maple Ave. Applicant: 21 Maple Ave Rockaway, LLC

LUB-078 Block 14, Lot 31, 70 Cobb St. and Block 14, Lot 25, 16 Garden Ave. Applicant: Cobb Street, LLC and 16 Garden Ave, LLC

2021

2021 Variance Report

Resolution of Finding and Determination:

LUB-076 Block 45, Lot 11, 51 Academy St. Applicant: Herman and Donna Zablatzky

LUB-072 Block 33, Lot 6.02, 202 Rt 46. Applicant: SGD Fuel 202, LLC

LUB-071 Block 24, Lot 12, 347 East Main St. Applicant: Creating Better Days, LLC

2020

2020 Resolution Report

Resolution of Finding and Determination:

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

LUB-061 Block 1.02, Lot 68, 121 Hibernia Ave. Applicant: Pheasant Walk LLC

2019

2019 Resolution Report

Resolution of Finding and Determination:

LUB-062 Block 46, Lot 24, 27 Wall St. Applicant: Peter Hestevold


Master Plan

The Master Plan may be viewed on ecode360. (75MB PDF)

Housing Element and Fair Share Plan

The Housing Element and Fair Share Plan may be viewed here. (50MB PDF)

Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Ordinance #19-22. Introduced on August 11, 2022. Adopted on September 8, 2022. The Rockaway Borough Downtown Redevelopment Plan may be viewed here. large file - 11 MB

Redevelopment Plan Master Plan Consistency Review

The Rockaway Borough Redevelopment Plan Master Plan Consistency Review may be downloaded here.


Copyright 2020-2023, Borough of Rockaway
Custom website design by JPerlee Design