Sketch Plan Review submitted by Bear Pond Ranch, LLC to construct an amphitheater to accommodate a performance event area, festival area, snowmobilers, establishing a merchant’s area and creating or expanding overland gravity zip line, for property located at 43 Mill Road (277.04-2-22). The applicant submitted a Site Plan review application in April for a proposed temporary 500 seat outdoor amphitheatre to host 14 shows during the Summer 2011. A conceptual master plan was submitted to utilize existing parking areas with a grass overflow parking area for 100 cars and a proposed 54 car parking area. The applicant provided a brief report from a traffic engineer stating approximately 2.9 attendees per car were expected, which is consistent with design standards. The submission did not contain any information regarding stormwater management for the proposed improvements or future. The application only contained conceptual information on the wastewater treatment systems. It was not stated if the proposed use would increase wastewater flow.
SPR 38-2011 - The applicant proposes the construction of a year-round attraction (zip-line ride) supplementing the existing facilities located at the Wild West Ranch located on NYS Route 9 (277.02-1-42 & 59, 277.04-2-22). The property is in the RCM-2SB and TC-A Zoning District and is designated Low Intensity Use and Rural Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Map. The applicant proposes the construction of a 3450 lf zip-line ride from the ridge of French Mountain down to the existing ranch. The existing “logging” road will be utilized for access to the upper tower. Two towers are proposed for construction on French Mountain, which are claimed to be constructed below the tree line and will not be visible on the ridge. Other towers will be constructed at the main facility. Parking is proposed for approximately 300 cars with overflow areas for 500 cars on grass surfaces. Stormwater management is proposed for the parking areas but no information is provided for the access road. No information is provided for expansion of the wastewater treatment system.