FALCONER – The redevelopment of the Cockaigne Ski Resort is moving forward.
That’s from officials with the Cherry Creek-based ski destination, who appeared before the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday to provide an update on the project, which has been expanded since they first presented their plans more than a year ago.
According to the Post-Journal, the Cockaigne project cost has increased by $250,000, with a total price tag of $3.75 million.
In addition to constructing a new lodge, the resort will also have a terrain park, a concert venue and a tubing hill.
For decades Cockaigne had been a local ski destination in Chautauqua County until a fire destroyed the historic ski lodge in 2011 and the business folded.
Cockaigne owners Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto developed a plan to resurrect the ski resort in 2016 and sought financial support from the IDA in 2017.
With the new overall project cost, terms to the Al Tech loan given to Cockaigne had to be changed and re-approved by the IDA board on Tuesday.
The project is expected to be open for business this fall, with the Brewgrass Music Festival set to be held on Sept. 14-16.
In other business, the IDA board approved three resolutions for the 200 kilowatt, E2I Ventures solar project in Fredonia. The project will be located on 35,000 square feet of property on Martin Road in Fredonia.
The total cost of the project is $329,100.