New wrinkle creates new barrier for Killington development

A suggestion from the Rutland Regional Planning Commission would — if supported by Act 250 officials — force the designers of a proposed $125 million development on Killington Mountain to return to their drawing boards.
The commission has sent a letter to the District 1 Environmental Commission suggesting that S.P. Land Co. incorporate 495 units of affordable workforce housing into its planned development, a suggestion that caught the president of the company by surprise.
“It’s not going to happen,” said Steven P. Selbo, president of S.P. Land. “This came out of nowhere. We’ve spent millions on this. We have architectural designs, sewer designs and engineering designs. This came as a shock and a real disappointment.”
S.P. Land has applied for an Act 250 permit to build 198 residential units, 32,000 square feet of retail space and 32 subdivision lots on Killington Mountain. The Agency of Natural Resources has granted party status to the Rutland, Southern Windsor County and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee regional planning commissions. The three commissions wrote a joint letter on the project to the Environmental Commission, but Rutland withdrew and has written a new one with the request for affordable housing requirement in it.

- Josh O’Gorman

-For the full story, see Tuesday’s Rutland Herald.

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