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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.

Robert J. Reddick said that Swan Bay Resort 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 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 Thursday by the Development Authority of the North Country’s board of directors. The 20-year loan with 1% interest will be issued from the authority’s Community Tourism Transformation Fund.

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