An Alexandria Bay, N.Y., developer plans to spend up to $9 million to build a luxury motorcoach resort with 280 RV pad sites and a 100-slip marina along the St. Lawrence River near the Thousand Islands Bridge.

The Watertown Daily Times reported that Robert J. Reddick said that Swan Bay Resort — to be developed off Route 12 adjacent to Price Chopper in the town of Alexandria — will be built over the next three to five years with a total investment of $7 million to $9 million.

The resort will have a soft opening in July, Reddick said, when 75 RV sites, five two-bedroom chalets and a floating dock with 60 seasonal and transient slips will be available for rent. The project will be completed by Mr. Reddick’s construction firm, Con Tech Building Systems of Gouverneur.

An in-ground pool and bath house, renovations to a retail camping store and the installation of water, sewer and road infrastructure also will be part of the project’s $2.5 million first construction phase, to be completed by this summer, Reddick said. That phase will be funded partly by a $500,000 low-interest loan approved by the Development Authority of the North Country’s board of directors.

Reddick said he is optimistic that RV sites, chalets and marina slips will be in high demand this summer, which could generate profits needed to break ground on additional construction phases at the 55-acre property. He said numerous people already have made advance reservations for the RV sites and two-bedroom chalets, which include spacious sleeping lofts and have room for up to 12 people.

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