An Akron-area businessman wants to build an indoor and outdoor waterpark, 175-room themed hotel and conference center off Interstate 71 near Lodi in Medina County. Tim Sanford, who owns Sanford Quality Wash, is seeking a zoning change for property in Harrisville Township near the Prime Outlets retail mall to construct the entertainment complex, called Aqua Paradise.
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One hour from Geauga Lake...err Wildwater Kingdom. :)
Maybe they're not doing so well after all.
The I-71 corridor from Cleveland to Cincinnati is one of the busiest highways in the country. When they're finally done (I think in 2010), it was supposed to the longest stretch of six-lane interstate anywhere in the US. (Technically, it does drop to a single lane at the 71/70 interchange in downtown Columbus.) It makes a lot of sense to develop anywhere on that freeway in the long run, though I wouldn't want to be first on any of the more rural exits.
To answer crashmando's question...its about an hour, if even that away from the park
This area is very, very close to Chippewa Lake Park - and we all know how that worked out. Perhaps with Geauga Lake out of the way now, there will be less big business competition.
For those who are not aware of the project, it is a consumer rail line that will branch out from Cleveland and connect Columbus, Cincy, Toledo, Sandusky, Athens, and Akron Ohio to the already surrounding mid-west commuter lines.
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