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Local Name:
Legoland New York
Budget:
500M
Announced:
2016
Construction Start:
Opening:
2020
Location:
New York, USA
Area:
62 ha
Feasibility Study / Consultants:
Designers:
Contractors:
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    A state Supreme Court Judge tossed a lawsuit brought by Legoland opponents challenging the $500 million project, ruling that the opponents, Concerned Citizens for the Hudson Valley, would not suffer harm as the park progresses toward opening and, therefore, did not have standing to bring the suit.
    Sources: https://www.facebook.com/LEGOLANDNewYork/photos/a.228161477577044.1073741828.218564755203383/561774584215730/?type=3&permPage=1 and http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180413/judge-tosses-legoland-opponents-lawsuit

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    Legoland has finished clearing 98.4 acres for its planned $500 million Legoland New York theme park, and that means the park is on target to open in spring 2020, the development director said Tuesday.

    Phil Royle, development director for Legoland New York, said clearing was completed last week. Royle said contractors will now move on to grading operations. He could not say precisely when construction would start.
    Source: http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180327/legoland-completes-tree-clearing-phase-ahead-of-schedule

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    A state Supreme Court Judge lifted a restraining order Monday on tree-clearing at the Legoland New York site that had been in effect for 42 days. But attorneys for Legoland opponents said they’ll be in appeals court in Brooklyn Wednesday, seeking a new restraining order.
    In a statement released Tuesday, Legoland New York said the “recently dismissed temporary restraining order” is not expected to cause an overall delay.
    Source: http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180227/restraining-order-lifted-on-tree-clearing-at-legoland-site

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    At these gates, coming soon will be nearly 800 construction workers to enter the future home of LEGOLAND New York!

    Hundreds of press and future team members will get their first impression of our park before we open in 2020!


    Source: https://www.facebook.com/LEGOLANDNewYork/posts/528816834178172

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    Legoland opponents won a round in court Tuesday when a judge issued a temporary restraining order stopping tree-clearing at the roughly 500-acre site.
    In his court papers, Ian Sarjeant, senior project director for Legoland development, said if tree-clearing does not continue during January, the opening would be delayed until spring 2021. That’s because site-clearing is only allowed between Nov. 1 and March 31 to protect roosting areas for two species of bats.

    And Sarjeant said a delay would likely increase the cost of the park due to construction cost inflation. Sarjeant said to open in spring 2020, Merlin must start construction of the main buildings by April. Therefore, site-clearing of approximately 95 acres must be completed no later than April 1.
    Source: http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180116/judge-halts-legoland-tree-clearing via Screamscape

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