Dreamport Villages: Weigh in on Casa Grande theme park plans on Wednesday night

Posted at 5:40 AM, Aug 16, 2017

The public can weigh in on zoning amendments and possible tax incentives for a potential theme park in Casa Grande Wednesday night.

The developer, Block Sport Group, wants to build Dreamport Villages which would include a large amusement park, an extreme sports park, a hotel, a planned community and more.

At a special meeting on Wednesday night, Casa Grande City Council will consider rezoning the proposed land and also tax incentives.

According to a report prepared by Applied Economics LLC, the project would be on 1,500 acres between Interstate 8 and Interstate 10.

Phase I of the project would include:

  • A 100,000 square-foot indoor waterpark with 40,000 square feet of restaurant, meeting and entertainment area and a 300-room hotel (Minimum Improvements)
  • A Welcome Center
  • A Wildlife Experience park with an associated 300-room hotel
  • An Extreme Motor Sports Park and Adventure Zone arcade
  • A 210,000 square foot retail and office mixed-use zone
  • A 300-space RV park
  • 250,000 square feet of 3rd party retail and a 200-room extended stay hotel
  • 10 full-service restaurant PADs

Phase II of the project would include:

  • A 600-unit timeshare condominium development
  • An outdoor waterpark and an additional 300-room hotel
  • An expansion of the Wildlife Experience park and an additional 300-room hotel
  • 750,000 square feet of retail space
  • A 300,000 square foot office tower
  • A movie studio
  • A family coaster park
  • A Ski-Snow Park
  • An event center with bowling, a movie theater, interactive sports zone, food court, restaurant and convention space
  • 30 full-service restaurant PADs
  • A 200-room extended stay hotel and 1,200 additional full-service hotel rooms
  • 200 single family homes

The developers says the project would attract more than four million visitors per year and supply more than 15,000 jobs.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers at 510 E. Florence Blvd.