A resolution to help push forward a proposed water park hotel complex will top the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council.
The council, acting as the Successor Agency to the Agency for Community Development, will take consider acting to declare the project on Harbor Boulevard, just north of Garden Grove Boulevard, an “enforceable obligation” entered into before the state ended redevelopment agencies.
Proposed is a 600-room hotel, attached to an indoor water park, as well as 18,000-square feet of retail space, including restaurants. A parking structure is also planned.
The Great Wolf resort would be a major boost to the city’s plans to re-brand Harbor Boulevard as “International West,” similar to a street
in Orlando, Florida which features many hotels, eateries and attractions near the Walt Disney World complex.
The 12-acre site has been cleared, but the State of California has pushed back on some efforts by the city to declare redevelopment deals as “enforceable obligations.”
At issue is $47 million in funds to help subsidize the project, as well as spending $1.5 million in other costs, including street improvements and relocation costs.
In the long run, the city hopes to more than recoup its expenses in sales and “bed tax” revenue from the project, which could also help attract other development.
The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. The meeting will be the last until Aug. 28.