Hinsdale for Northgate
Many of us have been in Hinsdale for a long time and watched businesses leave over the years. Wouldn’t it be great if we could support a gas station again? Another restaurant? Things that will improve our quality of life? Northgate Resorts will bring an infusion of energy and opportunities for the Town of Hinsdale. We eagerly await their arrival. To ensure our town leadership hears you and recognizes your support of the Northgate Resorts project, please sign this simple petition which states clearly several of the most important benefits this organization will bring to our community.
As a resident and/or a business owner in the town of Hinsdale, MA, I offer my support for Northgate Resorts’ special permit application to operate a family campground at the Camp Emerson property, for the following reasons (among others):
- Northgate intends to implement a $10 million redevelopment plan for the property which will require their investment in the following (at minimum): construction labor including excavation and landscaping; building materials; food services; retail service; fuel; engineering services and more. This substantial investment will contribute to direct economic growth we haven’t seen in years.
- The added tax revenue for the town will be significant and will allow Hinsdale to make community investments we desperately need and haven’t yet had the resources to implement.
- Northgate intends to add 50 jobs in the first 1-2 years and over 100 positions over the next 3-5 years.
- Northgate’s family-focused business is a great fit for Hinsdale, as it is in the other 19 small towns across the US in which they have maintained an excellent track record for being good neighbors.
- Unlike other potential development opportunities for the site, Northgate’s redevelopment plan retains the integrity of the property, respects the neighborhood, and uses Plunkett Lake in a manner consistent with its use for the past 50 years. And, as evidenced by multiple 3rd party studies, the campground will put no extraneous burden on public utilities, and in fact incorporates significant on-site infrastructural upgrades within the redevelopment plan.