December 16, 2017
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Maine regulators deliberating Moosehead project

The Associated Press
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Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

BANGOR, Maine — Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission has entered final deliberations on Plum Creek Timber Co.’s proposed development plan for the Moosehead Lake region.

Critics and supporters had their final say Tuesday before the start of deliberations that continued Wednesday with commissioners going through staff recommendations line by line.

Director Catherine Carroll says commissioners gave their approval Tuesday to one of the more controversial elements: a resort with up to 404 related housing units on Lily Bay. All told, Seattle-based Plum Creek is proposing 975 house lots, two large resorts and protection of 430,000 acres in the Moosehead Lake region.

Once deliberations end, the plan goes back to Plum Creek to accept or reject it. Carroll calls it an “all or nothing deal.” If Plum Creek approves of the change, then LURC’s staff would put together a final plan for approval early next year.


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