INCENTIVES FOR NEW WATER RIDE AT SIX FLAGS DARIEN LLC TO BE CONSIDERED BY GCEDC BOARD AT OCTOBER MEETING
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 30, 2019
BATAVIA, NY – The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) board of directors will consider approving incentives of approximately $126,000 for Six Flags Darien LLC at the board’s October 2 meeting.
The company is proposing to build Wahoo Wave, a new $1.575 million 60-foot tall water ride at the Hurricane Harbor water park which is set to open in 2020. The project will help retain 380 jobs at one of the county’s largest sales tax revenue generators.
Since the company is seeking tax incentives of over $100,000 a public hearing will be conducted. The hearing will take place at 4 pm. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in the town of Darien.
The GCEDC board also will consider accepting an application from Wright Associates for a $8.9 million capital project that would include the purchase of an existing 139,000 square foot building on Wright Avenue in Le Roy. In addition to the land acquisition purchase, Wright Associates will invest $2 million to rehabilitate the building and $2 million to purchase new equipment. Wright Associates is seeking approximately $823,000 in mortgage, sales and property taxes.
The GCEDC Board meeting will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at its offices on 99 MedTech Drive in Batavia at 4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.