Reopening Bay View Lodge is part of a proposed RV park development.

The St. Louis County (Minn.) Planning Commission will hear a proposal for the creation of a 33-site RV park on property adjacent to BayView Lodge on Dec. 13, according to The Timberjay.

The meeting will be held at the county’s Virginia Public Works building. County officials have yet to post a time for the meeting, but they typically begin at 9:30 a.m.

County officials did not release the identity of the party proposing the development, although the Timberjay has confirmed independently that Ryan Horan is the applicant. In the application, Horan indicates that he has signed a purchase agreement for the property that is contingent on the county’s approval of a rezoning request and the conditional use permit needed to create the RV park on forested land located between the current lodge site and County Road 77.

The 7.91-acre parcel proposed for development is currently owned by Greenwood residents Joseph and Marcia Wegleitner. The parcel, which does not include lake frontage, is valued by St. Louis County at $38,700 and is wedged between County Road 77 and the current access road to BayView Lodge and adjacent cabins.

The application states that a plan to reopen the resort, its restaurant and bar, and a planned pizza and ice cream shop, would only be feasible if the RV park is built. The portion of the property planned for the proposed RV park is currently zoned as residential, which makes rezoning of the parcel necessary.

In addition to the RV sites, the proposal includes a new access road into the resort from County Road 77 to allow easier traffic flow for larger vehicles and ease potential congestion on the existing BayView Drive. The application states the owners will be providing private garbage disposal services for a fee at the resort to maintain cleanliness.

Lake Vermilion currently has four RV parks with the next closest located at Fortune Bay Resort Casino.

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