The waters are calm for now but there is the potential for some possible action in 2023 at the Ron Jon Surf Shop location in Ship Bottom.

Ron Jon Realty Corp. and Ron Jon Surf Shop of Florida applied for a CAFRA permit with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

They've submitted plans to expand their footprint and public comment is expected to open up next week, according to the borough of Ship Bottom, scheduled to be heard at the Jan. 18 Land Use meeting.

The goal of the application and project design is to construct a new Ron Jon Surf Shop retail and rental shop, which would replace what's there now but also consolidate it and flesh it out to be about 14,909 square feet.

(Photo Rendering Courtesy of Ship Bottom Land Use Board)
(Photo Rendering Courtesy of Ship Bottom Land Use Board)
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If approved, construction for the newly revamped store would be done in two phases, according to Ship Bottom Deputy Clerk and Land Use Review Board Secretary Sara Dela Cruz.

Phase 1:

"Demolish the one-story rental building and gravel parking lot to allow for construction of the building and site improvements on the westerly side of the property. Both existing and new building will remain during the subsequent summer season, though only one (1) building will be operational."

Phase 2:

"Demolish the existing two-story retail building and completion of the parking and site improvements." 

(Photo Rendering Courtesy of Ship Bottom Land Use Board)
(Photo Rendering Courtesy of Ship Bottom Land Use Board)
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Ron Jon Realty Corp is also proposing to add 16 facade signs to areas surrounding this shop in Ship Bottom.

There are several steps that have to be taken by Ron Jon Surf Realty Corp. and Ron Jon Surf Shop of Florida before they are granted a construction permit.

(Photo Rendering Courtesy of Ship Bottom Land Use Board)
(Photo Rendering Courtesy of Ship Bottom Land Use Board)
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There is no estimated timetable at the moment for when construction could potentially begin until all the necessary approvals are made.

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