THREE MILE BAY — A Watertown man plans to construct a 12,000-square-foot occasions heart alongside waterfront property on Route 12E, simply outdoors the hamlet.
Kurtis Bennett has already acquired web site plan approval from the Lyme Planning Fee for the occasions facility that may host weddings, events, enterprise conferences, conferences and different occasions.
Referred to as Sally Port View, the $8.four million venture additionally would come with 5 cabins and maintained pathways on the practically 58 acres of cleared farmland at 7828 Route 12E, on the Lake Ontario aspect of the street and never removed from Jack’s Diner.
Mr. Bennett hopes to show Three Mile Bay right into a vacationer vacation spot like Sackets Harbor and Clayton.
The Jefferson County Industrial Growth Company on Thursday permitted a $112,500 mortgage for the venture. Appearing as lead company, the North Nation Alliance is also contributing a mortgage in that very same quantity.
The businessman additionally hopes to acquire $5 million in financial institution financing.
“It appears like an awesome venture,” mentioned David J. Zembiec, CEO of Jefferson County Financial Growth.
The 160-square-foot mini-cottages, deliberate alongside the lakeshore, would solely be for company of the occasions heart, he mentioned.
The JCIDA board additionally handed an preliminary decision for a tax abatement package deal for the venture and ultimate approval could be voted on in October, following a public listening to for the venture.
In response to the mortgage utility to the JCIDA, the occasion campus would “present a first-class expertise.” The ability would function two suites, an expert kitchen, bar and convention room.
The Sally Port View Corridor will present ample area for wedding ceremony events for a pair’s huge day, based on the mortgage utility.
The occasions heart would “make the most of the city’s best asset — the lakeshore — for financial improvement, which is according to the city of Lyme’s improvement plan,” based on the paperwork.
The property already has been bought for $625,000. Development is underway.
Mr. Bennett envisions future growth of 20 extra cottages. The ability would make use of 14 full-time-equivalent positions over three years.
Different funding sources would come from Nationwide Grid and state funding.
Mr. Bennett couldn’t be reached for remark Thursday.
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