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Catskill Planning Board to vote on retreat center next month

Mar 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Catskill Planning Board said last week they would make a final decision on a special-use permit application for a proposed retreat center later this month. Representatives from Piaule Landscaping Retreat plan to feature 20 mini-cabins and one 4,000-square-foot house at the site. Four of the cabins will be two-bedroom, and the other 16 will have one bedroom. The main building will feature an indoor pool, a dining area and spa, and will facilitate weddings and other events. The project has met with resistance because it is slated for a rural-residential zone. The developers are before the planning board to obtain a special use permit. Resident Rosana Thompson has advised that provisions of the comprehensive plan were in conflict with portions of Piaule's application. The planning board put off the vote until next month to take the time to respond to a letter from an attorney representing the neighbors of the project. If the board votes to issue the permit, residents would have 60 days to file an appeal with the zoning board. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.