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CG Council Optimistic About Dreamport

Credit: Casa Grande Dispatch

By Kevin Reagan for Casa Grande Dispatch

The Casa Grande City Council received a thorough briefing Monday night on a proposed 1,500-acre recreation resort.

City planners presented an overview of Dreamport Villages, the project expected to include an amusement park at the I-8 and I-10 junction, in advance of a pending decision to approve a land-use request for the property.

The Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission approved the request earlier this month and the matter will soon be reviewed by the council. No action was taken on the matter Monday night, but some council members expressed their support in seeing the project move forward.

City planners have already set some conditions to ensure the integrity of Casa Grande Mountain, such as restricting the height of amusement park structures to 100 feet on the south side of the Dreamport property. And one of the mountain’s trailheads will likely have to be relocated as the project develops.

The pending land-use request would not authorize developers to start building, as the city would still need to approve site plans and issue permits. Developers expect the entire project to be built out over a 10-year period.

The city is also in the process of negotiating a development agreement with Dreamport’s developers.

Read more at Casa Grande Dispatch.

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