Legoland to go to public referendum, Appellate Court rules


GOSHEN – Residents of the
Town of Goshen will have a say as to if Merlin Entertainment can buy eight
parcels of town-owned land for the Legoland amusement park.
Residents had filed petitions calling for the public vote after the town board granted the approval to sell the property. Merlin took the issue to Supreme Court where a justice ruled the petitions were inadequate.
Concerned Citizens for the Hudson Valley appealed the decision and on Wednesday, the Appellate Division overruled the lower court decision finding the petitions adequate.
Group attorney Michael Sussman said the Town of Goshen must now organize and hold a referendum, “which will finally put before the people whether this project should move forward.”
Merlin has begun clearing the land for the project.