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Despite years of haggling, the number of issues that will need to be resolved during the final round of hearings has actually grown.

Debate, negotiations over Big Tupper resort leaves parties polarized

After years of public review, town hall meetings, mediation sessions and negotiations, the Adirondack Club and Resort project is entering its final phase.

An adjudicatory hearing will begin soon, possibly as early as next month, overseen by administrative law judge Daniel O'Connell.

When that hearing is finished, the Adirondack Park Agency will have sixty days to vote on whether the 600-unit resort should be given a permit or not.

But as Brian Mann reports, the various factions taking part in the hearing are still as deeply divided over key issues as they were half a decade ago.  Go to full article
I really donít want to see after four years of waiting to be told there is a time clock running and you have to fish or cut bait

After years of review, a "rush to judgment" on Tupper resort?

The debate over the Adirondack Club and Resort proposed for Tupper Lake has been underway in various forms for nearly seven years.

Developer Michael Foxman wants to build roughly six hundred mansions, homes and condos, while also reopening the Big Tupper ski resort.

Now the process is winding to a close, with the Adirondack Park Agency expected to vote on a permit sometime later this winter.

Today and tomorrow, we will be looking at how the final steps in this process could play out.

As Brian Mann reports, some Park Agency commissioners worry that after years of debate and delay, their decision could be made in haste.  Go to full article
Here we are in October 2010 and we still have an incomplete application

DEC, APA resume Adk resort review

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation says developers of the Adirondack Club and resort proposed in Tupper Lake still haven't submitted complete plans for a waste water treatment system.

State officials are resuming their review of the Adirondack Club and Resort.
At a session yesterday in Ray Brook, the Adirondack Park Agency suggested that as many as eight issues may still have to be explored, including waste water.
But an attorney for the DEC questioned whether the review could move forward without more details. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Resort developers Tom Lawson (L) and Michael Foxman (R) during yesterday's proceedings (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Resort developers Tom Lawson (L) and Michael Foxman (R) during yesterday's proceedings (Photos: Brian Mann)

Big Tupper developers win round in court, Nature Conservancy cries foul

Developers of a new resort in Tupper Lake won a major victory yesterday when a local jury awarded them road access to a 1200-acre parcel of land.

The decision will allow the Adirondack Club and Resort to maintain a short road easement across neighboring property owned by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy.

The company says they needed access in order to move their project forward. The green group says the developers wanted to take their private property rights.

Brian Mann was in Tupper Lake and has our story.  Go to full article

Strange legal battle pits Nature Conservancy against Tupper developers

A strange kind of local trial is underway this week in Tupper Lake. Developer Michael Foxman and his partners are hoping to build the Adirondack Club and Resort on property that includes the old Big Tupper ski area.

But to gain permanent road access to more than 1200 acres of the resort property, the company needs legal rights to cross a small parcel of land owned by a neighbor. It turns out that neighbor is the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, which owns the Follensby Pond tract. The group hopes to sell the land to the state of New York to be added to the state forest preserve.

The Conservancy has said publicly that it doesn't want to sell or give away the access rights. So Foxman and his partners have begun a legal proceeding that could force the Conservancy to allow access to the road. The issue has sparked protests and an angry exchange in the Tupper Lake Free Press.

Brian Mann was in Tupper Lake yesterday and spoke about the case with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Big Tupper resort could revitalize the popular ski area (File photo)
Big Tupper resort could revitalize the popular ski area (File photo)

Big Tupper resort debate enters final phase, with supporters energized

Six years after developers proposed building a massive new resort in Tupper Lake, the project appears to be back on track.

The Adirondack Park Agency has begun its final review of the environmental impacts of the ski-and-second-home development.

Some green groups say they're more comfortable with the scaled-back design, which still includes more than six hundred new homes, condos and mansions.

The Adirondack Club and Resort would also reopen Big Tupper as a commercial ski area.

Brian Mann attended a community meeting held last night by local boosters of the project. He has this update.  Go to full article

Big Tupper developer scales back, locals rally for progress

The Adirondack Club and Resort project has been out of the headlines for months. That changed this week, with scalebacks announced by the developer, and a local rally last night in support. The development, centered around the former Big Tupper ski area, would be the largest in the park since the establishment of the Adirondack Park Agency.

An adjudicatory hearing began in April 2007. In April 2008, developer Michael Foxman requested closed-door mediation talks with state officials and also with environmentalists who oppose the resort. Green groups say the talks have stalled. They blame Foxman for failing to provide follow-up information about the massive project. This week, the developer outlined changes that would scale the project back. Local supporters rallied yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Talks over Big Tupper resort postponed

Closed-door talks over the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake have been postponed again by more than seven weeks. Developer Michael Foxman says he's refining parts of the proposal, which includes a resort and condo development near the Big Tupper ski area. Parties to the controversial talks have met three times since April, when mediation first began. As Jacob Resneck reports, negotiations seem to be focusing on the plan for "great camp" mansions which environmental groups have opposed.  Go to full article

Tupper resort sides move toward mediation

Developers of the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort have agreed to enter mediation with opponents of the Tupper Lake project. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Court rules in favor of Tupper Lake resort project

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Town of Tupper Lake and developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project over the town's rezoning of land for the massive resort. Franklin County State Supreme Court Judge David Demarest, in a ruling issued Friday, dismissed the Article 78 lawsuit brought by environmental groups and neighboring landowners. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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