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Public presentation of proposed zoning laws slated

LAKE GEORGE — The Village of Lake George will hold a public informational meeting Monday, March 25 concerning several initiatives to boost the resort’s economy, including changes in the zoning regulations. The session at the Lake George Firehouse begins at 6 p.m.
With an eye on boosting local prosperity, the Village Board of Trustees has agreed on several concepts designed to make the community more developer-friendly and spur increases in their tax base. Among the proposals are to allow buildings in certain commercial zones to be as tall as 70 feet high. Strict design guidelines have also been drawn with a goal to improve the commercial zone aesthetically.
The proposed zoning changes call for buildings of up to six floors or a maximum of 70 feet high to be permitted from Mountain Drive south to McGillis Avenue on the west side of Canada St. as well as certain properties owned by the Fort William Henry and the Lake George Steamboat Co. All other areas on the west side of Canada Street are to have height restrictions raised to 45 feet or four stories from the present three — throughout the commercial resort and commercial mixed-use zones.
There is a proposal now pending to construct a six-story Marriott hotel in the village and additional development.

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