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Lake George Board May Change Zoning Codes To Improve Winter Business

According to a recent article from the Business Review, Lake George is considering a change to their zoning codes to allow taller buildings, which many are hoping would result in more visitors throughout the winter season. A nine-person committee is being led by Ronald Mogren, chairman of the zoning board of appeals and a landscape architect at Saratoga Associates.
The zoning board is considering changes that will allow buildings to be taller than 40 feet, greater land density and different parking requirements in the village. The call for a change has started due to the notion of an eight-story hotel and conference center being constructed on Canada Street possibly.

With the addition of taller buildings, more hotels, and a conference center, Lake George could be a tourist destination all year-round. The Business Review states that the one hotel that has been allowed to be over 40 feet is the six-story Fort William Henry Resort. The resort was allowed to expand after the town approved it over a decade ago.

If casinos are legalized in New York state in the future, then the changes being currently considered could turn Lake George into an all year-round hot spot for tourism.

What do you think Lake George should do about the zoning codes?