Maureen Halahan makes $230,000 a year to show sites to companies like Legoland and CPV! She calls it Economic Development. We call it selling out Orange County!
Maureen Halahan; destroying Orange County one predatory project at a time!
You can send thank you cards to the following organizations & individuals for bringing Legoland into your back yards.
ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERSHIP
MID HUDSON REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
You can also thank Andrew Cuomos' Regional Economic Development Councils and the Orange County Partnership for Economic Development for deciding where Legoland would go.
ANNND.....You can also thank the many Commericial and Economic Development Real Estate Brokers working hard behind the scenes to find Legoland a hilly, heavily wooded site, in a Town plagued with water problems WITH D.E.C. classified "threatened tributary" flowing through it. BRAVO to whom ever picked this site for Goshen and though the North East Legoland Amusement Park should gohere!
Merlin Entertainment has stated the site they would be seeking for LEGOLAND would be level and Clear!
" Orange County Partnership’s Halahan said, “Orange County is aggressively pursuing Legoland recognizing this type of tourism-destination type project will bring millions of dollars to the county and the region. The County Executive and several Town Supervisors have shown a great deal of interest.”
Halahan said officials representing Legoland recently went on a tour with officials from the Orange County Partnership and County Executive Neuhaus. Three Legoland representatives went on a tour bus and visited a total of eight possible sites for the project, including most of the failed proposed casino project properties. Others that attended the tour were Aimee Vargas, representing Gov. Cuomo’s office, Realtor RJ Smith who represented some of the possible project sites, as well as Ed Harrison, manager of Stewart International Airport.
Halahan said the sites were located in New Windsor, Central Valley, Blooming Grove, the central part of the county and the Town of Wallkill. She said the county has tentatively scheduled another meeting with Legoland representatives sometime this month." LINK TO ARTICLE
"County Executive Neuhaus said the site tour with Legoland went very well and he is hopeful the county can lure Legoland to Orange County.
“I think we are definitely in play and I think it is down to Orange County and another location in New Jersey. All of the other places in New York from what we understand right now are out of the running and it is between us and New Jersey. The stakes are pretty high and I know New York State is very hot to trot to make this happen.”"
Real Estate In Debth Article
"LEGOLAND made a committment to us on day one" -Steve Neuhaus THR article below
As of January 2017 no independent Cost Benefit Analysis has been conducted that states any quantifiable benefit for the residents of Goshen, New York