Cyrbuzz wrote:Queue up the Jeopardy music for this project. I'll feel better when the shovels hit the dirt on that property.
I'm getting really sick of all these annoying and stupid comments from "armchair developers." What the hell do YOU actually know about the project?!?!? Nothing.
I'll tell you want *I* know about the project from talking to the guy who is building it on a very regular basis:
- The project IS FUNDED.
- The project has approval from the county (and remember this only happened like 6 months ago)
- They needed to finish building and open Mango's BEFORE they could start on this project (again, this only happened a few months ago)
- They still need to build a parking garage which is currently about to start construction
- There are several businesses on the corner of Sand Lake & I-Drive which they own the parcels of land they sit on, but those businesses still need to close and be demolished before they can even even start construction.
What annoys me is how stupid people are being about this entire thing. This isn't like one roller coaster going into some vacant area of a park that can go up in a matter of a few months.
This is an entire entertainment complex that has a LOT of moving parts and things that need to happen before "shovels can hit the dirt." If you think this project has the ability to just pop up in 6 months, you're really really incorrect with your assumptions.
This is a project more along the lines of the Orlando Eye, which if you remember, was approved in September 2012
but didn't open until May 2015. It's a HUGE undertaking, but it will happen.
Have patience, stop with the dumb posts, and trust us when we say we have some very close first-hand information.