Wall Street Journal: Residents [in Haddam, Conncecticut] are trying to stop what they’re calling a land grab: a group of private developers who want to turn 17 acres of state-protected land along the Connecticut River into a tourist destination.
In exchange for the 17 acres, Riverhouse Properties wants to give the state an 87-acre parcel it bought out of foreclosure in 2009. The parcel, a failed housing subdivision, borders Connecticut’s Cockaponset State Forest.
Riverhouse says it wants to build a retail and hotel project on the 17 acres that could turn Haddam and its surrounding towns into the next “Mystic Country,” a coastal Connecticut vacation spot about 40 miles away, said Riverhouse Managing Partner Trevor Furrer.
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Video: Haddam Connecticut State Property Land Swap
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