Belleayre Resort gets final approvals
Jay Braman Jr. is reporting in the Daily Freeman the approval process is now complete for the Belleayre (BELL-air) Resort at Catskill Park. The planning boards in Shandaken in Ulster County, and Middletown, in Delaware County, last week gave the final approvals needed for the $365 million project to be built. The resort will straddle the border between the two towns but will be located mostly in Shandaken, next to the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. However, the lawsuit filed by the Catskill Heritage Alliance and neighbors of the proposed site against the state Department of Environmental Conservation must first be resolved before construction can begin. The Belleayre proposal was first made public in 1999 and has undergone 16 years of extensive review. The resort will occupy 215 acres of a 739-acre site, and consist of two components: the Highmount Spa and Resort and the Wildacres Resort. Both portions will include hotel units and cabins. The Wildacres Resort, will include an 18-hold golf course, as well. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.