Lower Saranac marina meeting postponed

SARANAC LAKE – Wednesday night’s Harrietstown Planning Board meeting has been postponed at the request of a developer planning the project the board was to discuss: the expansion of two marinas on Lower Saranac Lake.

Town Code Enforcement Officer Ed Randig announced the postponement Monday morning. No new date for the meeting has yet been announced.

A group incorporated under the name LS Marina LCC, led by real estate broker Mike Damp of Lake Placid, wants to replace Crescent Bay Marina’s existing 70 slips and 12 moorings with a 175-slip floating dock system. The restaurant and operations center at the site would be renovated and refurbished, along with most of the existing homes and cabins that would be used as rentals.

At a nearby Ampersand Bay property, at the end of Lake Street, the existing 80 boat slips would be replaced with 110 covered slips.

The project has seen a mix of both support and concern.