Neuhaus expects renewed development as pandemic brought under control

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GOSHEN – Great Wolf Resorts, which had been eying an indoor waterpark at the Orange County-owned former Camp LaGuardia property in the towns of Chester and Blooming Grove, is no longer interested, at least for the time being, county officials said.

County Executive Steve Neuhaus said as the pandemic is brought under control with the vaccines and continued health and safety precautions, there will be renewed development interest, some of which is already being seen.

“What we are going to see in the next few months is as the economy opens up, old relationships that have been on pause because of the pandemic and the overall economic climate, you are going to see them rekindle,” he said. “We are getting on a weekly basis a number of people looking to relocate companies here. A lot of them are hotels, theme parks in nature, as well as a lot of corporate headquarters and other types of economic development projects.”

The opening of Legoland in Goshen shortly is expected to be a driver of additional economic activity in the Mid-Hudson.