Belleayre Expansion into Highmont

Legal settlement permits expansion into Highmount.

Thursday, September 20, 2018


State’s high court denies motion in Belleayre Resort case
ALBANY – The State Court of Appeals denied a motion by the Catskill Heritage Alliance for leave to appeal its decision regarding the Department of Environmental Conservation’s environmental review of the proposed Belleayre Resort.
That effectively closes the avenues the Alliance has for challenging the permitting of the resort project in court.
Alliance Chairwoman Kathy Nolan is “disappointed” since her group felt the environmental review of the project was insufficient.
Their concerns include the state’s agreement to fund two new ski lifts adjacent to a new Crossroads Ventures hotel.
“We don’t think the state should be putting those kinds of dollars – each lift would be at least $5 million – ski center ostensibly, but on a new footprint that would really serve the hotel that is being proposed by Crossroads Ventures,” she said.
Nolan said they are also concerned that all the housing units proposed for the project would be unsupportable and would draw from other accommodations.
She said the Catskill Heritage Alliance was never against the resort and not against economic development but said the development must be realistic and “must help our region instead of enriching developers at the expense of our environment, economy and taxpayers.

www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2018/September/20/Belleayre_CoA-20Sep18.html

Comments

  • When would the expansion into Highmount actually begin?

    Highly doubt that the old Mueller double chair and Hall t-bar are salvageable after being inoperative for so many years....

    IBRAKE
  • 18 years later.........
  • > @IBRAKEFORTBARS said:
    > When would the expansion into Highmount actually begin?
    >
    > Highly doubt that the old Mueller double chair and Hall t-bar are salvageable after being inoperative for so many years....
    >
    > IBRAKE

    Lots of good memories riding the Muller Double when it was at Jiminy Peak when I was 5 or 6 years old
  • this is what killed Tupper...long drawn out court cases. At some point these people need to realize that there is a balance between man and nature. Unless you want the Cats, and dacks completely man free unless its from the area they live in...
    ~Rich~
  • ADKskier said:

    this is what killed Tupper...long drawn out court cases. At some point these people need to realize that there is a balance between man and nature. Unless you want the Cats, and dacks completely man free unless its from the area they live in...

    Balance is very important as people still live in the park areas.

    However, Big Tupper went out twice before the current situation because the skiing is not worth the drive. The Tupper real estate development would still be a failure even without the lawsuits. Big Tupper will never be enough of a draw to support the development.

    Belleayre is still just 2 hours from NYC metro. The Belleayre expansion should actually add something to the local economy and the delay has been horrible.



  • edited September 24
    The State should not be spending money that will benefit the private venture. The true, existing local economy will die. The developers and other new money will be the only ones to make money if this actually goes through.
  • That is my assembly women in the article.
    She just lost my vote.
  • I don't care who you vote for, they aren't going to solve NY's problems...

    Kathy Nolan (referenced in the article) is on the Ulster County Legislature
    Cathy Nolan (wouldn't know a tree from a ski) is in the State Assembly from District 37


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