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NY Supreme Court denies challenge to Tupper Lake development

Jul 07, 2014

The New York State Supreme Court denied an appeal by Protect the Adirondacks! against the Adirondack Park Agency(APA) on July 3.  Protect the Adirondacks! and other environmental groups such as the Sierra Club were challenging the APA’s approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project based in Tupper Lake, NY.

"This is an incredible win for property rights advocates,” said NYSAR CEO Duncan MacKenzie. “As REALTORS, we were proud to support the basis for this project going forward, and we applaud the Court for making a prudent and fair decision."

NYSAR became involved in this issue after the Northern Adirondack Board of REALTORS requested support from the Issues Mobilization Fund. The IMF committee approved a grant to fund a month-long, public relations media campaign facilitated by NYSAR and Eric Mower and Associates titled, “ADK Works.”

The campaign which included television commercials, radio spots, newspaper ads, a campaign website and more focused attention on the need for economic development and job creation in the Tupper Lake Region.

While the ADK Works campaign effort most assuredly did not impact the decision of the court, it did keep the project as a top of mind issue in the North Country.  You can be sure that people in the Tupper Lake region know that the REALTORS were there in support and this will not soon be forgotten.

Click here to read the court decision.

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