Proposed Route 2 luxury RV campground under review in Preston

The plan by Blue Camp CT LLC, the company created by Maryland-based Blue Water Development Corp. for this project, calls for a resort recreational campground on three parcels totaling about 65 acres of land owned by the Mashantucket Tribal Nation. The land fronts on Route 2, and abuts Avery Pond, where the developer proposes to build a “safari tent” camping area, a floating dock and an elevated boardwalk for golf cart access to the shore campsites. The 304-unit project, called Bluewater Recreational Campground Resort at Avery Pond, is made up of 104 drive-thru RV sites, each with 2,424 square feet of space; 169 back-in RV sites, each with 2,223 square feet; four compact RV sites with 1,819 square feet, and 27 safari tent sites with a minimum 1,500 square feet. The proposed campground would be seasonal, running from about April 1 through Oct. 31. The wetlands commission opened a public hearing on the project Dec. 21 that featured a two-hour presentation by project attorney Harry Heller of Montville. The commission will continue the hearing, with residents scheduled to speak, at its Tuesday, Jan. 18, meeting. The hearing portion will begin at 8 p.m. at Preston Plains Middle School.

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