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Hopatcong Land Use Board Meeting – Historic 1800s Boathouse Tower -&- Possible New Restaurant

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The following is full coverage of the Borough of Hopatcong Land Use Board meeting that occurred on March 3, 2020. During the short 21-minute meeting, the board heard a request for the rebuilding or a boat-house tower that goes back to the 1800s, and they offered suggestions and encouragement to a new possible waterfront restaurant.

2020 LUB 03 03 2020 Movie CoverThe following is a brief summary of the highlights from the meeting. You can also watch the full video coverage.


1. Randall Wood - Block 31402 Lot 10    [Approved]

26 Byram Bay Road The applicant would like to replace the pre-existing boathouse roof.  Variances required: 242-38D (7) height of accessory structure, any variances required by the land Use Board; pre-existing nonconforming: 24230C (10) maximum size of irregularly shaped dock.

The homeowner is restoring the boathouse tower (pictured below) from the 1800s. the request was approved as 242-38D by the Land Use Board as a pre-existing non-conforming structure.

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1. William Weber       February 4, 2020 [Approved]

A motion is in order to approve the Weber resolution permitting the pre-existing nonconforming residential use of a property in the B-2 zone at 12A Lakeside Blvd, Block 10601 Lot 13.

2. Matthew Ruszkiewicz      February 4, 2020 [Approved]

A motion is in order to approve the Ruszkiewicz resolution permitting variances for the construction of a single-family home on a vacant lot at 303 Durban Avenue, Block 11015 Lot 7.


Two potential new restaurant owners approached the board about reopening a new restaurant at 2 Hopatcong Street. The board brought up the past property and parking problems that would need to be overcome.

The board also voiced their support and looked forward to more information as they go through the formal process. See the full article: Lakefront TEX-MEX Restaurant Proposed in Hopatcong


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