That’s an understandable reaction, but the opponents have raised an interesting legal question with broad ramifications for the whole Adirondack Park. At least, that’s how it appears to a layman.
The question is: Are the development guidelines set forth in the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan mandatory or not?
In a decision in July, the Appellate Division suggested that they are not mandatory.
The question came up because the project’s opponents contend, among other things, that dividing up timberlands for “Great Camp” estates violates the land-use plan.