Jessica Collier has been laser beam focused on the Adirondack Club and Resort deliberations this week. Check out here blog here. She also picked up yesterday on the fact that last-minute changes to the proposed permits for the project sparked anxiety.
Those changes remove specific language that shapes the development into phases. Instead, it breaks different aspects of the project into separate permits.
Collier’s article highlighted one of the key concerns that critics of the project have raised.
[APA commissioner Arthur] Lussi, a resort developer himself, said he’s worried that not having phasing requirements means 14 different contractors could buy each section of the project and start developing them; then if each fails, it would leave a lot of unused infrastructure on the property.
[APA attorney Sarah] Reynolds and APA counsel John Banta said that’s possible, but it may be more appropriate to leave that up to the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency, which would issue bonds for the projects in the four phases.
Despite these concerns, the APA is expected to vote to approve the project later today in Ray Brook.