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Front Street, Ski Bowl Park see progress

JOHNSBURG The Johnsburg Town Board granted the Adirondack Park Agency a time extension in the agencys review of the towns latest filing regarding the Front Street project, Supervisor Bill Thomas said Tuesday. The extension allows the agency to take more time than normally allowed to review the towns response to APA concerns about the towns original application for approval of the towns portion of the Front Street project. The extension should mean the town will have a decision in a week or two, Thomas said. Were not talking months here, he said. The extension comes as Front Street officials prepare for a public hearing at the Johnsburg Town Planning Board meeting on Monday, June 18. Front Street will make a formal presentation of Phase One of its project and is seeking formal subdivision approval and site plan review from the Planning Board, said Planning Board Member Mark Bergman. Phase One includes the Hudson Lodge, a hotel and some individual units and is the first of three proposed phases of what is being described as a mixed-use resort property that creates a skiing link between Gore Mountain resort and the towns Ski Bowl Park. Town Board Member Sterling Goodspeed reported Tuesday that the project to install a triple-chair lift at Ski Bowl Park is moving forward and the project should be complete by late summer, he said. In addition, Goodspeed said, the APA has decided that two elements of the project that it had put on hold snowmaking and lights for night skiing will be allowed after all. Goodspeed said he expects that snowmaking will commence next season and lights will be added the following season. So well have skiing back at Little Gore, Goodspeed said. And thats great news for the town.

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