Legoland New York receives unanimous approval

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  • Legoland opponents seemed resigned at the planning board's unanimous vote to approve Legoland (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • The town of Goshen Planning Board (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

By Frances Ruth Harris

— The town of Goshen planning board unanimously approved the site plan for Legoland New York.

The 6-0 approval Thursday night brings the project's review to an end after 17 months of contention and controversy. Opponents wearing their red "Stop Legoland" T-shirts made up most of the audience, and seemed resigned at the result.

The $500 million project is expected to open in 2019.

On Wednesday, the town board sued to stop a petition to force a townwide referendum on whether to sell town-owned parcels to Merlin Entertainments, Legoland's parent company. But the park will be built one way or another, town officials say, even if the town-owned parcels are ultimately removed from the site plan.

The 523-acre site off Harriman Drive consists of 15 parcels. The village board earlier agreed to supply water and sewer service for the site.

Check back for more reporting on Thursday's decision.

Related story:

"Town fights petition for Legoland referendum"

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