On May 17th, Town Meeting passed a zoning bylaw that creates a new ‘Waubeeka Overlay District’ on the 200-acre property owned by Michael Deep, and would allow the development of a 120 room country inn and related buildings and facilities. The resort could include an inn, restaurant, membership club and golf course. The major buildings are restricted to a building envelope of not more than 10 acres.
Any development of the resort would need a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The new bylaw also requires, as a condition of resort use, a Conservation Restriction (CR) on a 67 acre wooded parcel that currently is not part of the golf course. The CR, however, would allow construction of wells, solar panels, and geothermal facilities as well as forestry or tree farming.