American Dream: Water Park

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Secaucus residents hoping the American Dream project formerly known as Xanadu would die a slow death will be unhappy to hear that the project is not only progressing – it’s getting bigger.

Last week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection granted the developers of the project water quality permits for the site’s proposed water park. The permits come despite criticism from local environmental groups.

TheĀ New Jersey Meadowlands Commission approved an environmental plan for expansion of the project last month. Still, the project is far from complete, with law suits and tax issues yet to be resolved.

In addition to the water park, the project will also feature nearly two million feet of retail space, an indoor ski park and a theme park based on Dreamworks Animation.

A full report of the recent developments can be found at the Hudson Reporter.