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."
Read more from Kansas City Business Journal.
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!
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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