State OKs Boulder Ridge condominium project

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WEST DOVER — The state approved a project to construct six additional condominium units at Boulder Ridge, which has a view of the neighboring Mount Snow ski resort.

"We are still evaluating a potential start date which incorporates a number of factors including the condo sales market, construction pricing, etc.," Greg Hayes of Boulder Ridge REO LLC wrote in an email to the Reformer.

Hayes said local companies have mostly been used for previous construction, "and we would enjoy continuing those relationships, however we have not made any final decisions on the future construction."

Late last month, the District Environmental Commission No. 2 issued a land-use permit amendment for the Boulder Ridge project at 368 Route 100 in West Dover.

"This permit specifically authorizes the construction of six residential units (19/20, 21/22, 49/50) and associated infrastructure for only these six residential units," the decision states, giving the group until October 2022 to complete site work and construction unless an extension is approved.

The Dover Development Review Board gave its blessing for work to continue earlier this year. The overarching project was approved in 2006 as a 50-unit planned development made up of 25 duplex buildings and a community/maintenance building, according to the board's decision. Only eight buildings currently exist.

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Dover Zoning Administrator Tabi Freedman said the permit application was revised in March to bring the project into conformance with state rules about wetlands and to follow requests from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. An area is anticipated to be gated or fenced in with a not-to-disturb sign for the bear corridor.

"That will be nice to see some active development going on," Freedman said.

Construction of the complex started just before 2008, Dover Town Clerk Andy McLean recalled. He had been the town's zoning administrator at the time.

"Everything shut down halfway through building, and there was a building there with blue tarps on it," he said. "Somebody must have gotten more money. Times must be better. They're firing up the project to get it finished."

He said projects like this depend on the real estate market.

Reach staff writer Chris Mays at cmays@reformer.com, at @CMaysBR on Twitter and 802-254-2311, ext. 273.


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