Lake Placid Community Petition
Hilton Redevelopment Project:
To: The Lake Placid Zoning Board Of Appeals
am signing this document to express my concern about the Hilton Redevelopment
Project currently before this board. I feel that the variances that the developers
are requesting are excessive and extraordinary in nature and that, if granted,
will result in a profound and extremely undesirable change in the unique character
of our community and the Village of Lake Placid.
The residential setback
variances being requested will extend this commercial project deep into the heart
of one of the oldest and most beautiful residential neighborhoods in Lake Placid
destroying the remarkable character of historic Signal Hill.
height variances being requested exceed the maximum allowable code by an additional
19' & 10" and do not include the architectural towers rising above the
roof line which will add an additional 8' to 10' in height. Such a profound height
variance will alter the Lake Placid skyline as seen from every angle around Mirror
Lake and will virtually obliterate the precious View Shed of Mirror Lake and the
Adirondack mountains from Signal Hill and the surrounding village.
the significant storm water runoff created by the required parking lots and expansive
roof line will channel directly down hill and into our Mirror Lake Watershed depositing
chemicals and toxins into this fragile body of water.
sheer size and scope of the proposed Hilton Condo Hotel project threatens to undermine
the very character of our unique village and exchange a feeling of small-town
Adirondack life for one of large-scale resort development.
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