The incredible shrinking Crossroads project

Developer Dean Gitter presented a revised plan for the Highmount resort to the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce this week. The Times-Union reports that the new design calls for fewer units.

"Crossroads' proposals have been literally all over the place," said Rich Schaedle, chairman of Catskill Heritage Alliance. "First they planned three golf courses, then two resorts on both sides of Belleayre, then a Catskill style resort on Big Indian, then a tiered underground hotel, then they went to the west side adding houses, then an Adirondack style hotel. The latest one is a hotel built half underground on Highmount, plus Wildacres resort. We can't even be sure this is the final version until we see final submissions for review."