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Lawsuit Settled, but Future Uncertain for Delaware County Mega-Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lawsuit Settled, but Future Uncertain for Delaware County Mega-ProjectA Google Maps image of the southeast corner of Route 36/37 and Wilson Road, just north of the existing Tanger Outlet Mall.
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The courts have picked a winner among the two dueling developers who each claimed to be building a $2 billion entertainment and shopping complex near the Tanger Outlet Mall in Delaware County.

Blue Horseshoe Ventures, the company led by Tony and Alex Sekulovski, has the exclusive right to pursue the project, according to an October 11 settlement statement signed by Judge James P. Shuck of the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.

That means that the David Glimcher-led faction, which was calling itself Blue Horseshoe Development, will not be involved in the project.

That also means that, if the development ends up being built, it will not be called Planet Oasis (as the Glimcher team wanted to call it), but will likely go by the Sekolovskis’ preferred name, Arcadia.

Whether or not the project is currently moving forward is an open question. Tony Sekulovski didn’t return a message requesting comment, and there haven’t been any updates or announcements on the 350-acre development from either Berkshire Township or Delaware County.

Breanna Badanes of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) said that the last contact the agency had with anyone from the Arcadia team was in April.

“They submitted a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which precedes the required traffic impact study,” she said. “ODOT and Delaware County provided comments on their draft and have not heard back.”

The initial project announcement, in June of 2018, promised a huge range of entertainment and shopping options, including a man-made lake surrounded by hotels, a BMX racing track, and a water park. It also predicted that ground would be broken by the end of the year and the first elements open to the public in 2019.

There have been reports that the development has been scaled back since that time, but a new site plan and renderings showing the latest plans – element that were promised last December – have yet to be released.

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