It looks like the Cubs are trying to take over the Waveyard property... I saw this on AZ Central this morning. I bet the Cubs end up with it. I doubt the Waveyard guys will be able to raise the money, I know they lost two of their biggest investors.
Cubs eye Mesa's Waveyard site for spring-training complex
A WATER PARK
The centerpiece of the Waveyard development is an expansive water park that developers say would attract 1 million people in its first year. The outdoor recreation would include a man-made white-water river for kayaking and rafting, a wave pool for surfing, a large sandy beach, a scuba shack and a diving and snorkeling lagoon, plus a canyoneering area.
A 400-room resort-level hotel would include themed restaurants and a resort atmosphere that would “remove people from everyday life.” A nearly 3-acre indoor water park featuring slides and a lazy river is planned for guests of the resort.
European-themed architecture and 10-story buildings would contain high-end retail stores, office and other commercial space. Residential units, including condominiums are also planned. About 5 acres would be dedicated to resort villas. Urban streetscapes, open plazas, shaded courtyards and boardwalks are planned to line the park’s water features.
D OFFICE/ RESIDENTIAL
A mix of 315 office and residential units are planned on 9 acres in the eastern portion of the resort.
E RIVERVIEW PARK
The 25-acre Riverview Park would be reconfigured as part of the development. Supporters say it wouldn’t shrink the size of the park and wouldn’t impede on a lake stocked with fish and the park’s playground equipment. SOURCES: Google Earth; Waveyard LLC