The application would be to build a 74,000 square-foot, 80 room resort hotel with a 160 seat restaurant and spa.
The construction will also include renovations of an existing farmhouse and barn on the property, as well as construction of a new barn.
The current parcel on which the contrsuction is proposed consists of 44.4 acres.
While this is not the first Act 250 application to be placed on the property, this is the first that is being filed by Vermont Turquoise Hospitality, LLC.
The property was purchased in 2008 by Alpasian Basdogan, owner of Depot 62 on Depot Street in Manchester. Prior to his ownership, there had been applications to sub-divide the parcel on two occasions.
"This application is so different, though, we just gave it a whole different number," said Warren Foster, District Coordinator at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
On the local level, the Manchester Development Review Board had approved the application prior to submission to the Natural Resource Board. However, it was appealed by Carol Dupont, a land owner in the vacinity of the parcel.
The appeal is to be handled by the Environmental Court, who then has put the appeal on hold pending the decision of the Act 250 application.
Prior to the public hearing, a site visit will be conducted at 9 a.m. the morning of Sept 25.
More information can be found on the application, including renderings and supplementary materials, at the agency's web site, www.nrb.state.vt.us/lup, and accessing application #8B0619.