The Valley News is reporting that a Westchester County businessman wants to build a new farm-centered resort in the town of Westport, on property now owned by former state Republican Party chairman Sandy Treadwell.
[David] Mann described the proposed project, which he calls Rolling Hills Farm, as a private club centered around “a full-scale working farm,” a retreat where members could leave behind their cell phones and laptops and immerse themselves in the simplicity of an earlier era.
Cars would be parked in an underground parking area at the entrance, and members would walk or use solar-powered carts inside the property.
Local officials praised the proposal, though it will require a state environmental review and changes to local zoning rules.
The Valley News has a preliminary design for how the 1,000-acre resort would be laid out.
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