Developer asks Gilbert for more time to build new water park because of COVID

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The developer of a planned $60 million water park in Gilbert is asking for more time to bring the project to fruition because of COVID-19.

The Gilbert Town Council is scheduled to consider giving The Strand @ Gilbert LLC (Strand Resorts) more time to develop the water park and water sports project at the Gilbert Regional Park.

The development is slated for 25 acres at the town park at Queen Creek and Higley Road.

Gilbert approved the public-private development partnership with The Strand last year.

Now, the developer is asking Gilbert for more time for the water park to get built because of the economic impacts of COVID, according to town documents.

The original deal called for construction to start by August 21st. The council is being to change that construction start date to February 21, 2021.

The Gilbert Council is also being asked to change the opening date for the water park from February 21, 2022 to August 21, 2022.

The Gilbert Council will consider the timetable and development deal changes at its August 25th meeting.

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