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Catskill Heritage Alliance files Belleayre-related Article 78

Mar 28, 2017 12:03 am

Jay Braman Jr. is reporting in the Daily Freeman the Catskill Heritage Alliance last week filed an Article 78 action in state Supreme Court in Kingston in its continuing effort to reduce the size of the planned Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. The alliance is asking for a reversal of a recent Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals decision that all of the proposed resort buildings comply with the town’s code. The alliance argues that some do not. Belleayre, first proposed by Crossroads Ventures approximately 18 years ago, is to be built on more than 700 acres in Middletown, Delaware and Ulster counties, near the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Final approvals for the project came last year, but the Catskill Heritage Alliance’s actions have stalled the process. Alliance President Kathy Nolan said last week the group’s latest court action was not just about the resort. She said it was about not allowing Shandaken’s zoning laws to be undermined. “Crossroads should have to abide by the same requirements as everyone else,” Nolan said. “Otherwise, the integrity of our zoning will suffer." If completed, the Belleayre Resort will be comprised of the Highmount Spa and Resort, and the Wildacres Resort. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.