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Mountain Lakes Pushes Hotel Vote at Parsippany Officials' Request

Neighboring town was ready to vote on change in zoning that would allow five-story building on Rt. 46.

Just as the Mountain Lakes council was preparing to vote on a change to a zoning ordinance that would allow for a hotel to be built on Rt. 46, officials from Parsippany asked their neighbors to hold off.

Mayor James Barberio, Councilman Robert Peluso and Morris County Freeholder John Cesaro, a former Parsippany councilman and current resident spoke to the neighboring town’s council Monday night and asked the governing body to delay the vote, according to dailyrecord.com.

The Mountain Lakes council did just that, voting to carry public discussion to its next meeting on March 24, the report said. 

Since October the council has hosted five public sessions on the matter and have advertised in local newspapers and mailed letters to Mountain Lakes borough residents, the report said. But Parsippany residents, specifically those in the Rainbow Lakes section, were just finding out Monday, the report said.

Currently the ordinance, if approved, would allow for a five-story, 60-foot tall hotel to be built. 

Pete March 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Where are all the Mountain Lakes Richie Riches who were out in droves, shrieking and schrying about the Waterview development ?? We need them NOW !!! A hotel is one of the worst possible additions, in terms of increasing traffic. Consider -- you'll have new people, who don't know their way around the local streets, coming in every single day.

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