Enhance Egg Harbor Project Proposes Village Enhancements

More than 125 people attended two separate public hearings at the village hall in Egg Harbor Tuesday to discuss the proposed “Enhance Egg Harbor” project. The meetings were held to educate the public and gain input on the project. The groups heard from Ed Freer, Egg Harbor’s urban planner from the firm of Short Elliott Henrickson, Incorporated. Freer said the proposed improvements will create a village center. During the meetings Tuesday, village staff and consultants explained the major elements of the proposed enhancements. The list included the creation of a village center, reduced street widths and paving, improved parallel parking, the creation of a safer pedestrian environment on Highway 42 and County G, a recreational path on the east side of Highway 42, an improved connection to the beach, buried utility lines, public art, and the encouragement of village investment. The next step in the process includes integration of village trustee comments and priorities into the design approach. As the process plays out, plans will be reviewed, action items will be identified and funding strategies will be developed. If approved, the project could begin in the fall of next year.

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