For those interested in athletic pursuits, the region offers mountain biking, wilderness hiking trails and plenty of golfing, with 4 courses within a 30 minute drive. For those interested in more leisurely activities, the Lake George outlets are 20 minutes away, numerous antique shops exist in the area, local garnet mines are open to the public and of course, in the fall the Adirondack foliage draws many to the area for leaf peeping.
Regarding the concerns expressed about the increase in traffic to East Holcomb Road, Grippaldi said there will be two crash gates installed, one after the four single family residences to be located at the bottom of the hill on Timber Trail, before the airstrip and the creek, and another on the west side of the Tall Timbers Lodge. Access via East Holcomb Road will be utilized only by the residents of those 4 single family homes and their guests, those residents of the current homes on East Holcomb Road and their guests, and emergency vehicles. These residents will include Grippaldi, his 80-year-old father, Annie and Dave Bulmer (long-time residents of the area), and an as-yet unsold single family residence.
The primary ingress/egress to the Tall Timbers at North Creek site will be on River Road, Grippaldi said, as the residents of the townhomes and single family homes, plus the guests of the Tall Timbers Lodge, will be required to use this entrance/exit and will have no access to the E. Holcomb Rd. entrance/exit. Additionally, the only traffic utilizing the access road across the southern portion of the airstrip will be emergency vehicles only.
The project will consist of 64 townhouse units, nine single family residences and a small lodge with 25 suits, 22 of which will be offered for sale.
A traffic study has been conducted by Tall Timbers engineers, Creighton Manning Engineering, Grippaldi said, and found that the amount of traffic generated from the project is expected to be approximately 84 trips during the Friday p.m. peak hour and 69 trips during the Sunday p.m. peak hour, during ski season, cited in APA Permit Application, Volume 2, Page 40.