New Concord developers want to build new road to resort
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MID HUDSON NEWS APRIL 30, 2008
TOWN OF THOMPSON – Developers of the new Concord hotel resort being planned in the Town of Thompson want to build a new road leading from Route 17 to the $60-plus million facility in the Catskills.
The Cappelli organization and Empire Resorts are teaming up to build a hotel, conference, resort, harness racetrack and racino at the site of the former Catskills’ landmark hotel.
The developers want to build a new road off Route 17 in the Monticello area, said Cappelli spokesman Geoffrey Thompson.
“We feel by creating a new entrance road off exit 106 it’s going to provide the visitors and guest to the property with a really attractive idea, direct entrance way,” he said. “It keeps the traffic from getting within the town of Thompson’s main commercial street at exit 105.”
The plan for the road, which will be integrated with an expanded exit 106 network, will go before the town board shortly.
Town Supervisor Anthony Cellini said the state will fund the actual interchange work and the Concord developers will pay for their entrance road.