The Village of Egg Harbor Plan Commission will host a public hearing at noon Tuesday to hear feedback from the public on a proposed expansion to Shipwrecked Brew Pub in the center of the village. The proposal would add a beer garden with 92 seats on the property that was the longtime home of Christine’s Casuals clothing shop.
Dozens of residents have submitted letters in opposition to the project, citing the lack of parking for the expansion and the plan’s failure to meet the village’s code for impervious surface limits.
The existing Shipwrecked restaurant seats 270 people. Village ordinance requires one parking space for every four seats, which would require 97 parking spaces for the combine parcels. In its plans, the owners include 22 on-site spaces, 10 off-site spaces from the Fat Louie’s property they own across Highway 42, and 55 on-street parking spaces.
Village code had previously allowed businesses to count on-street parking within 500 feet toward their parking allotment. In December the village board approved a plan commission recommendation to eliminate the counting of on-street parking spaces toward their allotment, but has not yet formally adopted the new ordinance.
The village limit for impervious surface is 60 percent, while the submitted plan calls for 81.72% impervious surface.