There are very few commercial waterfront locations in the Adirondacks, and one of those locations is Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake. If you haven’t been there in a while, there’s a huge difference between how the facility is cared for now and before their purchase and the owners have asked for permission to re-classify the resort..
The Planning Board has made a referral to the Town Board for the zoning designation to go from Ampersand Bay’s current designation of Resort Waterfront to the Planned Resort Development.
Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua says he thinks there’s an opportunity with this property to expand the tax base in Harrietstown.. Ampersand Bay was owned by a local family for a number of years and sold the property for approximately $400,000, Neil Hopkins, purchased Ampersand Bay in 2001 for $1.4 Million and it’s price, we’re told now, is estimated at just over $13 Million. Randig says it’s essentially a gateway to the community..