Moosehead development plan goes to vote in Maine

Posted Sept. 23, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A state panel is due Wednesday to render a final decision on a development plan for more than 2,000 homes and resort accommodations in the Moosehead Lake area, a proposal that critics say threatens the character of Maine’s fabled North Woods.

The Land Use Regulation Commission ordered its staff to tweak a conceptual plan to its liking, and it’s expected to give its approval at a meeting in Bangor.

But Wednesday’s vote doesn’t signal an end to the years-long process. Plum Creek Timber Co. would face additional approvals before construction, and there could be lawsuits, as well.

The plan under consideration would allow Plum Creek to develop 821 homes, as well as resorts with 800 housing units at Big Moose Mountain and another 404 at Lilly Bay.

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