jhuston wrote:(gee whiz... don't be so bitter Icejammer... an amusement park anywhere near the metro... would be better than no amusement park at all)
Duuuuude, no bitterness, just a major sense of deja vu with Minard all over again. Last time around, he kept saying he had the financing all lined up, but when it came down to the nitty gritty and time to put pen to paper with the city, he only had a portion of it lined up for certain, but kept saying he was this
close to getting everything else together - he just needed a little more time
. The fact that his conceptual drawings haven't changed in several years tells me he's been more focused on securing funding than on any actual plans.
Hopefully this time will be different. Maybe the addition of the shopping and entertainment and athletic components will be the icing on the cake for this plan. One would assume that Lee Terry is savvy enough to not put his neck out on a project like this if there isn't a really good chance of success (of course, some people associated with a bridge in Bellevue might have a word or two about Mr. Terry when it comes to success in securing funding). If we end up with a bona fide amusement park, and not an updated Peony Park, great. If LB500 doesn't pass though, no one should be holding their breath.
Oh, and in case anyone hasn't figured it out yet....Travis Justice is an idiot