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Adk Council witnesses show other ideas for development
April 26, 2011 - Jessica Collier
Sengenberger's testimony has been put on hold, despite arguments from Preserve Associates reps, so the Adirondack Council could put on two of its witnesses, Harry Dodson and Mr. Russell (I think his name is Joe or Joel).
Dodson is right now showing a bunch of examples of other ski areas where housing development have been created in a smaller area around a ski resort as examples for alternatives to the Big Tupper Ski Area.
We also just got a handout of additional exhibits from the Council that appear to be several alternatives to the Adirondack Club and Resort. One of the main problems the Council has had with the resort is how spread out the development is, with great camp lots ranging from 25 to over 1,000 acres. Hodson's designs show alternatives with much higher density housing clustered much closer to the ski area.
I can probably get some of the designs scanned and get them up online tomorrow morning to share them with you.
One of the big points John Caffry, attorney for Protect, was making when he was cross-examining Sengenberger is that Preserve Associates did not present any proof that alternative plans wouldn't be economically viable, though they make the assertion several times throughout their application materials.
Should be interesting once we get into cross-examination.
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