Thursday, May 10, 2018



Two projects advanced with aid of Ulster County IDA

KINGSTON – The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency gave initial approval to a proposal by Wildberry Lodge, LLC to develop a lodge and spa in New Paltz.

The IDA board will hold a public hearing on the project, which is seeking a 15-year-PILOT and mortgage filing fee exemption and sales tax exemption on construction materials.

If constructed, Ulster County Economic Development Director Suzanne Holt said the facility will be top shelf.

“It is going to be a beautiful high-end hotel with a conference center, spa, one of the biggest butterfly gardens in the country if not farther out,” Holt said.

The facility, on 57 acres of land at the intersection of Route 299 and South Ohioville Road, is proposed by Steve Turk, the owner of Rocking Horse Ranch in Plattekill and Splash Down Beach in Fishkill.

The $42 million Wildberry Lodge project is expected to create at least 145 full-time equivalent jobs in the first three years.

The IDA on Wednesday also gave final approval to Marlboro Distr. Rte. 9 LLC. The company is going to build a 40,000 square foot facility on Route 9W in Marlboro for a PODs agency.  The company already operates a PODs facility in Marlboro, but the new facility will be much larger and ads six jobs within three years to the nine already working there.

The IDA approved a 10-year PILOT, mortgage filing fee exemption and sales tax exemption on construction materials.


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