The site of Blue Chip Farms, located in Wallkill, New York, could become a major tourist destination in the near future.
The Times Hudson Valley Media has reported that a proposal to develop 500 acres of the Blue Chip Farms 700-acre property into a world-class resort was presented to the Shawangunk Town Board last Thursday by Hudson Valley developer and filmmaker David Alexanian.
Established in 1969 and owned by Tom Grossman, Blue Chip Farms will continue to operate as one of North America's leading Standardbred breeders, according to the article.
The development proposal includes eco-friendly cottages, homes, a spa and fitness center, 'farm to table' restaurants and a café, a multi-use theater, a sculpture trail, a vineyard, a dairy farm, a children’s barn where youngsters could learn about agriculture, and a golf course.
“In short, we want to build something that we hope becomes exemplary for future developments of its kind,” Alexanian was quoted as saying. “Not just in New York or the U.S., but around the globe. We want to embrace what the Hudson Valley does best and celebrate its agricultural history, incredible farms, extraordinary landscape and gentle people.”
As part of the next steps, the developers would need to present the proposal to the Town's Planning Board.
To read the Times Hudson Valley Media article in its entirety, click here.
(With files from Times Hudson Valley Media)