A Superior Court ruling faults LURC commissioners and reorders hearings to reopen. by The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story PORTLAND — A state judge on Thursday put a stop to Plum Creek Timber Co.’s sprawling resort and residential development in the Moosehead Lake region, citing missteps by the regulatory agency that gave approval Read More
Plum Creek's Massive Moosehead Proposal
In April 2005, Seattle-based Plum Creek submitted a development proposal for the Moosehead Lake region that was the largest development ever proposed in Maine. The company’s proposal called for 975 house lots, 2 resorts, a golf course, a marina, 3 RV parks—with convenience stores, beauty salons, and gas stations—and more than 100 rental cabins, right in the heart of Maine’s spectacular Moosehead Lake region.
NRCM was the first organization to oppose this plan, which, in addition to too much development in the wrong places, proposed no additional permanent conservation. NRCM spoke out, and so did the people of Maine, including residents of the Moosehead region. As a result of NRCM’s work, the Plum Creek plan was improved — less sprawling, with much improved required conservation measures, and with proposed development removed from remote ponds and other areas.
by Kevin Miller Bangor Daily News news story AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine judge on Thursday halted Plum Creek’s rezoning plan for the Moosehead Lake region and ordered regulators to reopen hearings on one of the largest and most controversial development proposals in state history. Maine Superior Court Justice Thomas Humphrey did not comment on Read More
Statement by NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann We are pleased and gratified by the Superior Court’s decision today to strike down the Land Use Regulation Commission’s approval of Plum Creek’s massive development proposal for the Moosehead Lake region. The plan calls for 2,000 resort and vacation home units scattered around Moosehead Lake. In his ruling, Read More
MPBN news story Maine Superior Court Justice Thomas Humphrey ruled that the Land Use Regulation Commission failed to follow a legal process when it approved the massive Moosehead Lake development in 2009. A Superior Court judge has struck down Maine land regulators approval of Plum Creek’s massive development proposal for the Moosehead Lake region. Chief Read More
by Keith Shortill MPBN radio news story A Maine judge has rejected the state’s zoning approval of Plum Creek Timber Co.’s sprawling resort and residential development at the gateway to Maine’s north woods near Moosehead Lake. The superior Court judge agreed with several environmental groups, which claimed that the process used by the Land Use Read More
WGME TV news story A Maine Superior Court Judge overturned a decision Thursday that would have allowed Plum Creek to turn thousands of acres of land in northern Maine into residential units and resorts. Justice Thomas Humphrey ruled that the decision, made by the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission in 2009, had essentially violated the Read More
by Kevin Miller Bangor Daily News news story
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, NRCM finally got its day in court on our appeal of the Land Use Regulation Commission’s (LURC) approval of Plum Creek’s Concept Plan for three resorts including 2,000 house lots in the Moosehead Lake region. The hearing was held in the old courthouse in Portland. NRCM was represented by our wonderful Read More
by Josie Huang MPBN radio news story It’s been more than a year, since the state approved one of the largest development projects in Maine’s history—a plan by Plum Creek Timber Company to build two resorts and more than 820 homes in the Moosehead Lake Region. But its approval by the state’s Land Use Regulation Read More