Officials on Friday unveiled the design for the Nordic ski and outdoor center for the 1,063-acre glen at the foot of Mount Greylock. The $6.5 million project is expected to go to bid next spring with a projected opening in fall 2020.
The town is continuing design work of the Greylock Glen Resortís outdoor center and hope to have schematics in hand by late winter or early spring.
Director of Community Development Donna Cesan said currently a project steering committee is working with Maclay Architects, who were hired earlier this year, on the proposed net-zero energy outdoor center.
The Conservation Commission is asking residents to not touch the silt fence on the Greylock Glen's Meadow Loop. The fence will be removed when the project is finished.
Commissioner Thomas Robinson responded at last Thursday's meeting to a comment made to the Board of Selectmen. A resident asked when the silt fence would be removed and the grass mowed along the newly developed 1.8-mile loop.
The Conservation Commissioned is concerned with motorized vehicles on the developing Greylock Glen trail network.
The commission had only good things to say about the new trail system currently under development by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, however, it noted that all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have been damaging the trails.
The town, in conjunction with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, will begin construction on Phase 1 of the Greylock Glen trail system this spring.
As the nicer weather returns, DCR will commence construction of the 2-mile, Class 1 "Glen Meadow Loop" trail in the center of the glen development area.
Adams, the designated developer of the Greylock Glen, has received 13 proposals from architectural firms interested in designing the "Greylock Glen Resort Outdoor Center."
"It's an excellent response," Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said. "It is for the design of the outdoor center so you'd expect many bidders but 13 gives us a great number of design options and price ranges to choose from."
The Greylock Glen has gotten an extra layer of protection with Gov. Charle Baker's signing of a bill on Monday that puts the 1,008 acres under Article 97 protection.
"I am proud to partner with the town of Adams, the legislative delegation, and key stakeholders on legislation advancing another important milestone of the future management of the Greylock Glen land," Baker said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing our work with the town as we move forward ensuring the public truly bene
The Conservation Commission has approved some small modifications of the Greylock Glen trail plan in the preparation of public bidding.
Paul Jahnige, with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, asked the commission last week to make minor tweaks to the plan, including eliminating some trails, cutting back on unneeded erosion control, and restoring current trails instead of building new ones.