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Developer withdraws Hunter 'glamping' plan

Jan 09, 2020 2:15 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media luxury camping developer Under Canvas has withdrawn its application to the Hunter Planning Board to build out a 56-acre site in Elka Park. Planning Board Chairwoman Sarah Basagic confirmed this week the national developer that specializes in "glamping" campgrounds pulled out of its proposal on December 11. “They are rolling out nine other glamping sites this year,” Basagic said. “We did not make the cut.” The proposal included 100 camping sites and would have operated from May to October. Some larger suite tents would have private bathrooms, while smaller tents would have access to communal restroom and shower facilities. Other amenities included fire pits, barbecue areas, hiking trails and a volleyball court. Legislator Larry Gardner, a Democrat who represents Hunter, said he had received a number of phone calls from residents expressing concerns about the project and its impact on the neighborhood. Those potential impacts of the project never came to fruition, Gardner said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.