SAUGERTIES – Terramor Outdoor Resort has pulled its plan to develop a glamping resort along Route 212 in the Town of Saugerties.
The plan was before the town planning board, but in a February 8 letter, company spokeswoman Jenny McCullough said it was withdrawing the plan.
“After careful evaluation, it was determined that the project did not meet criteria across several key benchmarks to warrant moving forward,” she wrote.
Kathy Nolan, senior research director for Catskill Mountainkeeper, said the opposition was along environmental lines.
“It became apparent that what was being proposed for this site, really an outdoor resort, was not going to be sustained by the water supply, was going to damage important ecological resources, and was going to greatly reduce the quality of life,” she said.
Ramsay Adams, executive director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, said it celebrates their withdrawal of the Terramor application on the boarder of the towns of Saugerties and Woodstock.
He congratulated the grassroots group Citizens Against Terramor and the towns “for their deep attention to detail in assessing the implications of this proposal.”
Adams termed the company’s decision “great news for the neighbors and all those who care about the water and wetlands that would have been destroyed or injured by this project.”
He said the community is particularly glad to have mobilized quick “to education themselves and others, while providing everyone with professional reports and resources with a challenging, new type of development.”