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  1. Mark Moeller says

    Nice “hit job” from the green coalition bound and determined to kill the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake. You cite a “greater fool theory” but you have it wrong. The “greater fool theory” would be to follow the lies, half truths and ignorance cited in this article and by groups such as the Adirondack Council. The ACR will disturb less than 10% of the total area that they will own. Strict building guidelines designed for the great camp lots will preserve substantial tracts of

    undisturbed acerage. This property is already fragmented by the Big tupper Ski Center, and by miles of logging roads and by over 100 years of logging. I also question your ability to assess the financial viability. Since when did the green groups become developers? The overwhelming majority of Tupper Lake residents are for this project and are ready to place their trust in the private developers who have already done more for Tupper Lake than any green group ever has. This article is very misleading and self serving.

  2. Kate Martin says

    What a self-serving piece of editorial crap. You know nothing about development, you don’t care about the people of Tupper Lake nor the developers who are here to help. And, why do you think you are that you can dictate to someone what they do with their land? America has lost its freedom of ownership. We love our Ski mountain, and the developers are helping us to not only keep it, but improve upon it. If you understand anything about your finances, you might realise that they need to sell homes in order to get back the millions of dollars that have been wasted by groups like you as well as help fund the revitalisation of the ski mountain.So, kindly leave us alone. Us Tupper Lakers don’t need your misleading article and your desire to destroy our hope for the future.

  3. David Hill says

    Come out to the southwestern U.S. and observe first

    hand, after the fact, what happens when too much trust

    is placed in the hands of “developers.”

  4. Paul says

    Tom, Maybe this dialogue would not be so confrontational if you (or these other entities) would specifically describe this “other” development that you say could be viable. Be specific on how the plans could be “transformed” and still attract the investment needed to get the job done?

  5. Baby Huey says

    Opinion piece? Yes but two facts can’t be denied. Economic projections are well beyond what any other comparable properties are selling for. Secondly, the development could have a lower environmental impact using a different design. Those are facts. We should approve and support it anyaway! No PILOT though!

    Mark, according APA staff the percentage would actually be 18%. While there are miles of logging roads that really doesn’t compare to the fragmentation provided by 700 homes and long driveways and roads that may be paved and certainly driven more.

    Kate, we do live within the Adirondacks. We know what that means from a regulatory stand point. Lets admit the environmental impacts, they are small on the grand scheme of things, and get this thing built.

    Honestly isn’t the health of the people of Tupper Lake, the human community more important than the 6,00+ acres. Yes it will be fragmented. Who cares!

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