Markleeville resort gets green light
September 20, 2013
The way is clear for the construction of a 35-acre project in Markleeville that will take its theme from American Indian culture.
Alpine County supervisors approved the final map for the Mahlee Resort project being proposed by Tom Abdoo.
"A paragon has been set in how native heritage, health and wellness, technology and environmental sustainability can come together in support of a highly conscious and active community," Abdoo said in a release. "We're inspired by the farm to plate movement, experiential learning centers, applied arts of the American Indians, holistic medicine and LEED building standards, and have made them the core for how Markleeville's Mahlee Resort development will unfold."
A feasibility analysis prepared by Ragatz Associates for the resort said that it would fill a void in the marketplace.
"Results of our feasibility analysis were very positive … being a master-planned destination resort in an idyllic setting with a wealth of year-round on-site and nearby family-oriented amenities and attractions," said firm founder Richard Ragatz. "Mahalee Resort should gain wide recognition as satisfying today's consumers and users of high quality unique resort properties."
The approved final map encompasses a downtown business center that will include 49 fractional cabins and a resort lodge.