Orange County — The Board of Directors of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce has passed a resolution supporting the proposed LEGOLAND New York project in the Town of Goshen.
The resolution states: “The Orange County Chamber of Commerce hereby gives full support to the LEGOLAND New York project proposed to be located in the Town of Goshen as it would offer the greatest economic benefit to our entire region, bringing millions of dollars in economic growth and hundreds of jobs.”
It is estimated that the proposed LEGOLAND New York theme park in Goshen will create 800 construction jobs, 500 full-time jobs, 300 part-time jobs and 500 seasonal jobs. It would be the eighth LEGOLAND theme park worldwide and plans include a 250-bed hotel.
The proposed LEGOLAND New York site currently generates a total of $91,000 in property taxes. LEGOLAND New York would make guaranteed PILOT payments of $1.4 million annually beginning the first year the park is open and $52 million over the course of 30 years. Approximately $38 million of these funds will go to the Goshen Central School District.
“This project will create unprecedented benefits for the Town of Goshen, the Goshen Central School District and Orange County,” said Lynn Allen Cione, President of the Orange County Chamber. “LEGOLAND New York presents a unique opportunity that we will not see again.”