It’s the end of an era. Dean Gitter, the Don Quixote of the Catskills, the singular force of nature behind the decades-long effort to build the Belleayre Resort atop Highmount, has died.
Look for another busy summer of upgrade work at Belleayre Mountain next year as the New York State hands over a newly-approved $9.1 million to support the expansion and modernization of the Ski Resort’s aging Discovery Lodge by its managers at the Olympic Regional Development Authority based in the Adirondacks.
The resort, with a reported construction budget in the $50 million range, was first proposed by Catskills developer Dean Gitter in the late 1990s.
With today’s ruling, the proposed Belleayre Resort in Highmount can move forward after two decades.
The state’s Appellate Division upheld a local ruling that would allow the construction of the long-planned Catskills resort.
Developer Dean Gitter, 81, is retiring from his position as Managing Member of Crossroads Ventures, the company he founded to
On February 12, the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) filed a legal action against developer Crossroads Ventures and the Town of
The towns of Shandaken and Middletown have, on January 13 and 14, respectively, approved the Special Use Permit and Site
An announcement officially made by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week seems to have drawn the state’s role in the 16-year
Some predicted the 17-year running battle between developers of the Resort at Belleayre in Shandaken and regionally-based environmentalists might wind