Chautauqua Lake Condominium Project Abandoned | News, Sports, Jobs
MAYVILLE – A proposed 34-unit, $17 million condominium complex in Mayville has been shelved.
“After a very long journey, it has become clear that the climate in Mayville, New York is not conducive to the development of fractional condominiums on Lake Chautauqua for many reasons – some of which are obvious and many which are not” , the developers said in a statement to The Post-Journal and OBSERVER. “With regret, plans to build The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake have been canceled and development terminated. We thank our many supporters. We also want you to know that we are exploring other uses for the property, including potential residential development. »
The Chautauqua Lodge had been considered one of the successes by county officials. In the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s 2021 year-end report, 10 items were highlighted, with Webb’s Hospitality Resort listed at number 8.
In February 2021, the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation approved an agreement with Webb Hospitality Group, LLC. The agreement used $450,000 of a community development block grant to support The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake. The money was to be used to help Webb’s fund fixtures, furnishings and equipment with the development of a restaurant and bar, swimming pool and fitness center, meeting rooms and other amenities. Under the agreement, $217,000 would be a term loan, $217,000 would be a deferred loan and up to $16,000 would be used for program delivery and administrative costs.
At Tuesday’s county Industrial Development Agency meeting, chief executive Mark Geise said he met with developer Ben Webb about the decision. “He apologized and wanted to thank us for all our hard work,” he said.
Geise said he was disappointed but did not blame the county for canceling the project. “I’m really proud of the work we’ve done as the IDA. … It is what it is and we will see what happens there in the future,” he said.
Board Chairman Michael Metzger thanked Geise for trying to get The Lodge built, even though it won’t happen. “Some projects come to fruition and some don’t, but we’re all working on it,” he said.