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$650 million water park resort-spa and sports complex announced for Palmer


MINOR INJURIES IN THE CRASH. BARRY: PLANS TO BUILD A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR WATER PARK RESORT-SPA AND SPORTS COMPLEX IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY. 22NEWS REPORTER TAYLOR KNIGHT WAS IN PALMER TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT, AND HOW PEOPLE IN THE AREA FEEL ABOUT IT. PAUL ROBBINS “THERE WILL REALLY BE SOMETING FOR EVERYONE.” THE 650 MILLION DOLLAR WATER PARK AND SPORTS COMPLEX WILL FEATURE TWO INDOOR WATER PARKS, A RESORT HOTEL, AND INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES, LIKE A HOCKEY RINK AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL COURTS. SPOKESMAN FOR THE PROJECT, PAUL ROBBINS, SAID IT’S EXPECTED TO DRAW MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND, MAKING PALMER THE “GATEWAY TO WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.” PAUL ROBBINS “IF YOU START TO LAYER ON, FROM YANKEE CANDLE, TO THE BIG E TO MGM SPRINGFIELD, I REALLY THINK WE ARE AT A TIPPING POINT OF HOW THIS AREA IS VIEWED BY THE REST OF THE NORTHEAST.” TAYLOR KNIGHT “THE PLANNED LOCATION FOR THE WATER PARK AND SPORTS COMPLEX IS ON THIS 250 ACRE AREA OF LAND, RIGHT OFF THE PALMER EXIT ON THE MASS PIKE.” IT’S THE SAME PIECE OF LAND THAT MOHEGAN SUN CONSIDERED BUILDING A CASINO BACK IN 2013, BUT THE TOWN TURNED IT DOWN. DARREN CARVER, WARE “IT’S GOOD TO SEE IT HAPPENING. MASSACHUSETTS NEEDS SOME MORE GROWTH IN THIS AREA.” BUT ONE PERSON WHO LIVES IN PALMER SAID THE MASSIVE PROJECT COULD CREATE PROBLEMS. SHERRI PEDRAZA, PALMER “I BRING MY DOG HIKING EVERYDAY UP THERE, SO I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO LOSING IT. PLUS, IT’S GOING TO BRING A LOT OF EXTRA TRAFFIC INTO OUR SMALL TOWN.” ROBBINS SAID THE FACILITY WILL HELP THE LOCAL ECONOMY BY ADDING ABOUT 2,000 JOBS. NEXT STEPS FOR THE PROJECT INCLUDE MEETING WITH PALMER’S PLANNING BOARD, ACCORDING TO ROBBINS. IN PALMER, TK 22NEWS.

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