Plans continue in the approval process for LEGOLAND® New York
GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2017) – The approval process for LEGOLAND® New York continues after the Goshen Town Board’s approval of amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan and zoning law in a 4-1 vote tonight, Sept. 14 following a public hearing.
The Town Board’s vote to approve the comprehensive plan and zoning amendments is an important step in the Park’s approval process.
“We believe the town board’s decision is recognition of the tremendous benefits that LEGOLAND New York will have in Goshen and the surrounding Orange County communities,” said John Ussher, senior divisional director, LEGOLAND Development. “Both the Goshen Planning Board and Goshen Town Board have done a tremendous amount of meticulous work and we believe they truly understand the merits of this project. Their due diligence is commendable. We look forward to continuing this process and hope to be able to bring LEGOLAND New York to Goshen subject to the other necessary approvals being obtained.”
“We are thrilled to be moving forward with the next steps for the LEGOLAND New York project,” added Phil Royle, LEGOLAND New York’s head of project & community relations. “If successful, we hope that LEGOLAND New York will become a valued and trusted neighbor to people who live and work here and who own a business here in the future. We are committed to making a long-lasting, positive difference in Goshen and surrounding communities.”
About LEGOLAND Parks
The first LEGOLAND Park opened in 1968 in Billund, Denmark, following by Windsor in the United Kingdom in 1996 and in California in 1999. In 2002, LEGOLAND Deutschland opened. Since 2005, those four Parks have belonged to British-based Merlin Entertainments Group. In 2011, the group opened LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Malaysia in 2012. LEGOLAND Dubai opened in October 2016 and LEGOLAND Japan opened in April of this year. To learn more about LEGOLAND New York, come to the Community Welcome Center at 6 N. Church St. in Goshen to visit and review plans or visit: www.LEGOLAND.com.