The brewery's storm water plan includes a joint detention basin that will manage runoff on the 7,000 sq. ft property
The Hampton, N.J., Planning Board unanimously approved a revised site plan for a joint storm water infiltration basin at the future site of Angry Erik Brewing. The revised plan is contingent on the establishment and maintenance of a drainage easement area and a revised operation of maintenance plan for the basin, according to the New Jersey Herald.
“I think, when the folks in the office and I reviewed the storm water calculations, this basin worked better than the previous one,” said Board Engineer Dave Simmons. “There’s a lot of good positives to it.”
The original site plan required a deep storm water infiltration basin and retaining walls. However, in the amended plan, engineers will create a wider, shallower detention basin by joining with the preexisting basin nearby on 1 Camre Drive, and consequently, there will be no retaining wall. Erik Hassing, co-owner of Angry Erik Brewing, believes the new plan will require less maintenance, make room on the property and provide cost-savings.
“Given the cost savings that we wouldn’t have to ship off as many tons and truckloads of soil–which, of course, is also a benefit to the environment–it made sense to come back before the board and note this to both the property owners within 200 ft of 1 Camre Drive and 2 Camre Drive,” Hassing said.
Furthermore, the construction will raise the grading of the lot by a foot, which will address flooding concerns. Angry Erik’s new location in Lafayette, N.J., is expected to be 7,000 sq. ft and include a tasting room and an outdoor tasting area.