Mega-Project in Delaware County Gets a New Name, Timeline for Construction
The large, multi-faceted Delaware County project formerly known as Planet Oasis officially has a new name: Arcadia Sports and Entertainment.
The news came in a press release from Blue Horseshoe Ventures and Tony Sekulovski, the group that appears to have emerged as the primary developer of the 350-acre project after a contentious split with a second group of partners.
Also announced was a timeline for the start of construction – summer of 2019 – and a plan to release a new design and renderings of the project within the next few weeks. Such an update would serve to provide some answers to the many questions that local residents and governmental officials still have about the enigmatic $2 billion development.
“Arcadia will be the definitive sports and entertainment destination in Ohio,” said spokesperson Ryan Stubenrauch in a statement. “Over the next several weeks, we will be meeting with community leaders, residents and business leaders to share our new plans to create Arcadia, an exciting destination that will be welcomed and enjoyed by all.”
The new name comes from college student Ian Shaw, who won a renaming contest announced by Blue Horseshoe Venters when the split between the two competing factions first became public.
The latest news on the project – which is planned for land on either side of Route 36/37, near the Tanger Outlet Mall – follows an announcement last month that Blue Horseshoe Ventures was suing its former Planet Oasis partner, David Glimcher.
Glimcher formed a second company called Blue Horseshoe Development, an entity that still lists Planet Oasis as a current project on its website.
Lenni Male, Principal/President of Blue Horseshoe Development, told CU in October that the company was still “moving forward” with Planet Oasis, although she did not respond to a recent request for an update on the project.