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Breaking: Exit 4 Developer Withdraws Application

Vermont Natural Resources Council, The Conservation Law Foundation, and Preservation Trust of Vermont applaud Jesse Sammis’s decision to withdraw his application for partial Act 250 approval to develop land adjacent to the Exit 4 interstate interchange in Randolph.

The decision to withdraw the request for partial findings follows Act 250 hearings in the summer and fall and conversations this winter among the three organizations and Sammis seeking a non-adversarial resolution of their differences regarding the project.

According to Brian Shupe, Executive Director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, “VNRC remains committed to ensuring that any future development at Exit 4 complies with all applicable laws and does not undermine the economic vitality of Randolph Village.”

“The withdrawal is good news,” said Sandra Levine, Senior Attorney with Conservation Law Foundation. “We applaud Mr. Sammis’s actions. Going forward, we will continue to seek opportunities to preserve the valuable resources at the project site.”

Both Conservation Law Foundation and Vermont Natural Resources Council sought party status in the Act 250 proceeding and, with support from Preservation Trust of Vermont, actively participated in the Act 250 District Commission hearings last summer and fall.