Merlin Entertainment will be making a significant capital investment in redeveloping the property which has been vacant for the past few years. The redevelopment of this property will benefit our community in many ways including boosting the local economy and offering employment to teenagers and others. It will also bring additional property and sales tax base to pay for existing City services. Visitors to the park may spend money at other area restaurants and stores increasing revenues to those businesses as well. Additionally, it will stir interest in other vacant properties in the area.