A 140+ acre Hudson Valley eco-resort has taken one step closer to approval after they received a conditional special permit from the Gardiner Town Planning Board. Hudson Valley One reports developers have also received approval for their site plan and lot line revision after a series of changes were made. The project, known as Heartwood, would consist of 70 eco-cabins, restaurant and event barn.

Local residents have every right to be concerned about the possibility of increased noise pollution. Although the planning board found that with the new decibel limitations and noise limiters that the project shouldn't cause any noise issues with neighbors.

Conditions were imposed that the use of any pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides or insecticides would be prohibited in the forested area on the property. To reduce the number of trees to be cut down, the cabins will be placed in fields when possible.

The lot size for the agriculture portion of the project was cut by nearly a third from 97 to 33 acres while the lodging facility will increase from 44 to 108 acres. The property is located between Route 44/55 and the Shawangunk Kill.


Did You Know: Gardiner was recently named one of the top 5 'coolest' towns in America.