Appeal Filed Over Approval For N. Adams ‘Glamping’ Resort
The Berkshire Eagle reports opponents of a "glamping" resort on Notch Road have appealed the Planning Board's approval of the project.
The complaint, filed in state Land Court, alleges that developer D. Foster Goodrich's proposal for an outdoor recreational resort at 976 Notch Road was incomplete, that the Planning Board's approval process was flawed, and that the traffic and noise impact of the resort would harm the surrounding neighborhood.
Kim Seward, a Notch Road resident, and Frank Field, a Reservoir Road resident, filed the complaint seeking to overturn the Planning Board decision this month. It names Goodrich, the Planning Board and each of the individual board members as defendants.
The plaintiffs request that the court either annul the decision or force or require that the Planning Board reopen the public hearing.
After several months of review, and substantial revisions to the proposal, the board in May gave Goodrich the green light to open an outdoor recreational resort that would feature 48 sites for glamping on the mountainside property. The site, which would feature canvas tents built on small platforms, also would host weekend events such as weddings, have a retail store focused on accommodating guests' equipment needs, and have a small bed-and-breakfast in the property's main residence.Throughout the process, the proposal met significant pushback from area residents.