Missouri General Assembly says there's not enough time to approve financing for Legoland project

Posted Monday, May 14, 2007 10:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Supporters of a proposed Legoland theme park in Lee's Summit may have to wait until 2008 if they're to get state incentives they call essential for the $563 million project. Hopes that the General Assembly would approve state supplemental tax increment financing for Legoland have been dashed, at least this session. Rep. Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, said Legoland's request came at the last minute and was too rushed to get approval in the session, which ends May 18. Icet, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said he didn't hear about Legoland until late April -- "certainly not enough time to really vet the project."

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Monday, May 14, 2007 4:21 PM
rollergator's avatar Be careful, KC. Don't want them packing up their Lego Blocks and moving the park elsewhere...

Wonder if Tulsa might be willing to make them an offer they can't refuse? Maybe Wichita? They can NOT be serious when they say they first heard of this in April....sure knew about it earlier than that here on C'buzz!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 8:57 AM
Lee's Summit is in Missouri, not Kansas. You may want to re-title the News Post to read "Missouri General Assembly..." for accuracy. I'm not normally a smarty pants, but this is a pretty big error.

The original proposal was for the Olathe, KS, area. But this proposal never received enough public or political enthusiasm, and Lee's Summit, MO, was then approached.*** This post was edited by ArmsUp 5/15/2007 8:59:37 AM ***

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:08 AM
Jeff's avatar Ugh. I do that every time. I know it's MO, but look at "Kansas City" and type the wrong thing.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:49 AM
rollergator: Yeah, the whole switch to the Missouri side of the river was the problem. Missouri didn't "know" about it because they planned to build it in Overland Park, Kansas (Actually about a mile and a half from where I'm sitting right now)
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