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Cataloochee Wilderness Resort Update

Here is an update on the proposed Cataloochee Wilderness Resort in Jonathan Creek, NC. The partners made their first official appearance last night in front of the Haywood County Board of Commissioners. The overall message was that a development will take place in the Jonathan Creek area in the near future, but there have not been any parcels closed on for the proposed 4,500 acre development. Many county residents are concerned about the impact of such a large development. Some argue that the jobs that will come with such a development will be the lower paying service jobs that cannot sustain families in the area. The other big argument against is the environmental impact although no impact studies have been completed at this time. With Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN so close we have all seen the impact of poorly designed development and the traffic and other headaches that comes along with it. The developers of this proposed resort seem to understand that the project must be designed with the environment and the citizens of this county in mind in order for it to be embraced. It will be interesting to see how this project progresses.
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  1. Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

    THE AREA DOES NOT NEED A RESORT OF THAT SIZE
    • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

      That seems to be the general opinion locally. It will be interesting to see how it progresses (or does not). Have a Merry Christmas!
      • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

        Pigeon Forge became the mess it is because every developer made promises of proper development . . . Western NC does not need this blight.
        • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

          Pigeon Forge a Mess? That place invented the word "mess".
          • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

            I personally think that this whole development is nothing more than a scam to bilk the so-called investors out of their money. Remember, these are the same people that were involved with Dayco.
            • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

              I have only lived in the area for 6 years, but I have heard all the "rumors" about this and that going in J Creek. This is most likely just the latest "rumor" to give us something to talk about.
              • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

                I agree it is a scam. There is a nice area of zoned commercial that has been for sale for several years at Exit 20. It would be great to see a grocery store go in on that site to service area residence. That would be smart development. No, we do not need a Vail Colorado, or worse another Pigeon Forge. With the real estate market failing all over the country I don't see the finances to realistically come together for this to happen, much less enough snow for ski slopes. We have too much hot air developing here.
                • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

                  Im from Western PA and I bought land down in Haywood County expressly because it DIDN't have any "resorts" like this. It would be a bane to the beautiful natural wonder of the whole area.Developers go home!
                  • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

                    who is Dean Moses...what's his background? where did he grow up, go to school, work?who is Frank Singleton? any detailed background on him?
                    • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

                      Who is Dean Moses? Read the Book on the East TN Butcher Banking scandal of the 1970’s. Moses is mentioned in the book and worked for the Butchers. Jake Butcher was the biggest scam artist and caused bank failures due to scam loans and mortgages. This Moses guy worked for him. He has learned from the best and now I assume they are all working the back side through Real Estate deals. Buyer beware!!!! These guys are career scammers. From what I hear (unconfirmed), Butcher has been paroled (Feds busted him) and he is now working in Real Estate out of Atlanta.
                      • Mallette Real Estate Inc. on

                        these "people" who are trying to push out the local residents to build a multi-million dollar resort have no right to come on to our properties, and take photographs so they can "imagine" how it will look without our homes, and instead replaced by their $$DOLLAR SIGNS$$ They have caused my elderly grandmother severe anxiety, and sleepless nights. My family has lived on there "PHASE 1" for many many years, and We will NEVER sell-out for any price. You can't put a price on the memories you have worked so hard to build. LEAVE US ALONE!!!WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE!!!!