Long Branch Business Administrator Kevin Hayes Whitechapel, the city's first brewery, Whitechapel could open this summer.
Hayes said they are meeting the developer this week to go over "site issues," but that the project is on schedule.
The brewery will be located at 15-17 Second Avenue, which is near the corner of the Broadway and Second Avenue.
The project will include a beer garden, restaurant, brewery, indoor and outdoor art spaces, gardens and event space. Phase 1 of construction will include all the major infrastructure work. Project Principal Preston Casertano has said the beer garden will be open to the public once phase 1 is completed.
The main entrance of the building will be located in the rear of the property where a new parking lot with over 600 spaces will be built.
The roof of the build will feature a garden where herbs, fruits and vegetables used by chefs will be grown. Casertano said the rooftop garden will absorb water and help reduce storm water runoff in the area. He added that rain water will be collected in cisterns and used to water the rooftop garden plants.
The project received approval to move forward from the Long Branch Planning Board in the summer of 2014.