Hot Topic: Endless Caverns Proposed Development

Kai -- January 23rd, 2007

[UPDATED 1/24 12:42 with a smaller Briefing Document file and pictures]

Some of you may have heard about the proposed Endless Caverns development. Some may not. It’s an issue that I’m learning has some depth, intrigue, and – most importantly – significant implications on the future look and feel of this part of the Valley. The information I link to is admittedly (and measuredly, imho) produced by those against the development – if anyone knows of “pro-development” literature, let me know.

RV Park in Delaware

Basically, it involves putting hundred of “RVs” on and below the mountainside of Endless Caverns, additional ideas being a distillery and water park. I put RV in quotes because these are really all-but-permanent small houses and not recreational vehicles, as you can see in these pictures. There are also water rights implications and questions, as the development requires its own waste water treatment facility for the sewage produced by the hundreds of RVs. And it’s local politics 101.

I copied below (click read more) Here’s the case for deferring action on the special use permit, compiled a lawyer who lives near Endless. Briefing Document

PreserveRockingham.org also has information, as does the ShenandoahValleyNetwork.org.

The Board of Supervisors had a meeting last Wednesday Jan 17 and the issue may be on the Wed Jan 24 agenda.

-kai

Park Model RVsClear Cut Below Endless Caverns Sign

4 Responses to “Hot Topic: Endless Caverns Proposed Development”

  1. Josh says:

    A head’s up: the “Picture pages for Endless Caverns Briefing Paper” pdf file weighs in at 6mb. It will take a while to download.

  2. finnegan says:

    Those are some fancy looking trailers.

    The DNR ran a story on this last month. It sounds like Cuevas is going to let it happen.

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