The Garden Grove City Council will again consider a resolution aimed at pushing forward the planned water park hotel on Harbor Boulevard at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.
Originally scheduled to be taken up at last week’s council meeting, the matter was continued to Tuesday’s meeting because the paperwork was not ready for a resolution declaring the water park hotel 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 a 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 to spend $1.5 million in other costs, including street improvements and relocation costs.
Eventually, the city hopes to more that recoup its expenses in sales and “bed tax” revenue from the project, which could also help attract other redevelopment.
The council will meet at 2 p.m. in the chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. The next meeting is Aug. 28.