Locals react to proposal for big resort in Red River Gorge
Posted: 5:43 AM, Oct 17, 2019 Updated: 5:43 AM, Oct 17, 2019 By: Katherine Collins
POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An economic development group has sought out proposals for a master plan of a destination resort in the Red River Gorge area that could reportedly bring hundreds of jobs and spur economic growth in Eastern Kentucky.
But some business owners and visitors to the Gorge said they're on the fence about what a large development would mean for the area.
A public meeting on the topic is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodland Center in Natural Bridge State Park.
Red River Economic Development, LLC., a non-profit arm of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, was formed in 2013 and is made up of Kentucky businessmen and local government leaders, according to their website, redriverky.com.
The group hired firms to conduct tourism studies on Eastern Kentucky, their website states.
It includes a "Concept Paper," with broad ideas for a resort, including a 150 to 175 room lodge, private cabins and cottages and a retail outlet. The paper also points to privately owned land near the Slade intersection off of The Mountain Parkway as a possible location for the resort.
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