Applicant proposes to construct a 3,450 linear foot sip line emanating on lands in Queensbury and terminating on lands in Lake George; total elevation drop of approximately 770ft proposed. Outdoor recreation uses in a LC zone require Planning Board review and approval.
Site Plan 77-2011: The applicant proposes the construction of a seasonal 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) in the Town of Lake George. The property is in the LC-10A Land Conservancy 10 acres and designated 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. Per the applicant's representative, there is no proposed blasting necessary for anchoring of towers, as they will be pinned to the rock. All ungrowth will be left intact; 10,100sf of soil disturbance; 16,000sf of cutting with no cutting necessary from the 400ft elevation (towers on upper zip line) to the 3450ft location at the base of the mountain (landing area).