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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

APA set to approve new I-87 "frankenpine" cell tower; safety cited as priority

The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve another Verizon cell phone tower today along the Northway, closing a gap in service near Schroon Lake. The APA will also wrestle with a proposal to build a hotel on the shore of Raquette Lake. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
A prospectus map of the "Ski Bowl Village At North Creek" (Photo:  Front Street Mountain)
A prospectus map of the "Ski Bowl Village At North Creek" (Photo: Front Street Mountain)

APA approves North Creek resort, but Tupper Lake project faces more hearings

On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency gave the green light to a massive new resort development for North Creek. Construction of a hotel and townhouses could begin as early as this summer. When completed, the Front Street Mountain resort will have more than a hundred luxury condos and homes, a golf course, restaurants, a riding stable, and three hotels. The project will be tied closely with the Gore Mountain Ski area, where New York state plans to invest millions of dollars upgrading the lodge and slopes. As Brian Mann reports, another big resort project in Tupper Lake faces a very different future, with more environmental hearings slated for this week.  Go to full article

APA approves massive resort development for North Creek, Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park Agency on Friday approved a massive new resort development for North Creek. Construction of the first phase could begin as early as this summer. When completed, the Front Street resort will have more than a hundred luxury condos and homes, a golf course, restaurants, and three hotels. The project will be tied closely with the Gore Mountain Ski area.  Go to full article

North Creek resort quietly nears approval

The Adirondack Park Agency is poised to approve a huge new resort development planned for North Creek. A final vote could come as early as Friday. If given the green light, the private project would be closely linked to the state-run Gore Mountain Ski Area. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say details of the North Creek resort deserves more scrutiny and public review.  Go to full article

APA sends Tupper resort for more hearings

A key committee of the Adirondack Park Agency voted unanimously yesterday to send Tupper Lake's proposed new resort to another round of public hearings. APA board members signaled that the formal "adjudicatory" hearing would include a wide range of issues. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

APA memo calls for sweeping changes to Tupper Lake resort

When the Adirondack Park Agency meets on Wednesday at the Hotel Saranac, in Saranac Lake, the bulk of their agenda will focus on the massive resort proposed for Tupper Lake. The APA is expected to call for formal adjudicatory hearings to review the Adirondack Club and Resort. But in a detailed memo issued last week, APA staff also called for major and sweeping changes to the project's design. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Strong debate over Big Tupper resort

The Adirondack Park Agency held a full day of meetings yesterday to review the massive new second-home development planned for Tupper Lake. The 760-unit resort would be the biggest project ever approved by the APA. Public testimony was often passionate. Many locals say the Adirondack Club and Resort would revitalize the town's sagging economy. Pro-environment groups and some neighbors of the project say the 760-unit development would erode the environment and the community's quality of life. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Tupper resort takes big step forward

The Adirondack Park Agency has determined that the permit application for the proposed Tupper Lake resort is complete. The decision, issued yesterday, means that a final review of the project could be completed by February. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Governor Cuts Gore Mt. Project

Governor George Pataki announced nearly $3 billion in budget vetoes this week, slashing the legislature's proposed spending plan. One of the big cuts here in the North Country was a $5.5 million dollar fund earmarked to build a ski gondola at the state-run ski area on Gore Mountain in North Creek. One pro-environment group praised the decision. But local government leaders in the Adirondacks worry that the veto could derail plans to build a new resort development around North Creek's ski bowl. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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