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Gaffney considers ‘Peach Beach’ waterpark for downtown


WATER PARK. BRENNAN MCDAVID SHOWS US THE
RENDERINGS. REPORTER
GAFFNEY IS DECORATED FOR
CHRISTMAS, BUT IMAGINE IT’S THE
MIDDLE OF SUMMER AND THOUSANDS
OF PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING TO THE
BEACH.>>IT WOULD BE A DRASTIC CHANGE. REPORTER: GAFFNEY CITY COUNCIL
MET WITH THE BOARD OF PUBLIC
WORKS, CHEROKEE COUNTY AND
BLACKSBURG CITY COUNCIL ON
TUESDAY TO DISCUSS A PROPOSED
WATER PARK, CALLED PEACH BEACH. REPORTER: —
>>EVERYONE SEEMED TO LIKE THE
CONCEPT. THE MAIN THING IS, HOW CAN WE
AFFORD IT? REPORTER: LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER
AND DEVELOPER TOM LEE PRESENTED
THE PLANS. THEY INCLUDE A 1000
RIVER, WATERFALL, AND INDOOR
POOL. THE PARK WOULD COST ABOUT $10
MILLION TO $12 MILLION TO BUILD. GAFFNEY MAYOR HENRY JOLLY THINKS
IT’S WORTH THE INVESTMENT.>>IT’S IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN
GAFFNEY. IT WOULD BRING PEOPLE INTO
GAFFNEY TO EAT AT OUR
RESTAURANTS AND SHOP AND
HOPEFULLY CREATE NEW SHOPS
REPORTER: BUT BLACKSBURG CITY
LEADERS ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW THE PARK WOULD BENEFIT THEM.>>I’VE ALWAYS MAINTAINED WHAT
IS GOOD FOR GAFFNEY IS GOOD FOR
CHEROKEE COUNTY AND WHAT IS GOOD
FOR CHEROKEE COUNTY IS GOOD FOR
BLACKSBURG AND GAFFNEY. REPORTER: JOLLY HOPES TO BUILD
THE WATER PARK ON THE CORNER OF
BEECH AND EAST FREDERICK STREET. BUT HE SAYS THAT LAND IS
PRIVATELY OWNED. SO THEY ARE ALSO CONSIDERING
IRENE PARK AS POSSIBLE LOCATIO
THE DEVELOPER AGREED TO DO A
FEASIBILITY STUDY AND THEN LOCAL
LEADERS WILL DECIDED WHETHER OR
NOT TO MOVE FORW

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