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Ice Hockey Training Facility Proposed For Shuttered Bound Brook Bakery

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BOUND BROOK, NJ — The former and now closed Mediterraneo Bakery may be converted into an ice hockey training facility.

Applicants Anthony Lopresti and Lopresti-Clearview LLC filed a proposal with the Bound Brook Planning Board to be heard at the upcoming Jan. 26 meeting.

The property, at 465 West Union Avenue (Route 28) in Bound Brook, is 15,000 square feet or 0.34 acres in size.

Currently, there is an existing one-story, 6,000-square-foot commercial building with seven parking spaces and site improvements, which building was previously used as a commercial bakery.

The applicant is proposing to retrofit and renovate the existing building and its associated site improvements to create a hockey training facility.

The existing metal canopy, deck and freezer at the rear end of the building will be removed and a 1,346 square foot one-story addition is proposed at the rear end of the building and a two-story addition consisting of 1,116 square foot first-floor space and 829 square foot second-floor space is proposed at the front/side end of the building, according to the public notice.

The rehabilitated building will consist of a 50-foot by 80-foot ice rink, a first and second story gym area along with associated office and locker room facilities.

The existing parking area along the Clearview Place frontage will be rehabilitated and reconfigured to provide nine parking spaces.

The existing structure’s stairwell to the basement utility area is setback -0.4 feet from the side lot line where 10 feet is required, which is an existing nonconformity and a variance is required.

The bakery has been closed since Lopresti-Clearview purchased the property in July 2021 for $600,000 from Antonio, Lucilia and Pedro Francisco., according to mycentraljersey.com.

Previously the applicant proposed building a 16-unit apartment building on the site last April.

Meeting Details:

A virtual public hearing on this application will be held before the Board on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Access to the virtual hearing is as follows:

  • Join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone – https://global.gotomeeting.com…
  • Or dial in using a phone – United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 United States: +1 (571) 317-3117 Access Code: 434-777-981

The Application and supporting documents are on file with the Secretary of the Borough of Bound Brook Planning Board and may be inspected in the Borough of Bound Brook Municipal Building, Planning Department located at 230 Hamilton St., Bound…

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