Building Water Slides in Drought Country

Water shortages have hammered the Atlanta region. But despite the drought, one real estate developer is planning to build a huge water park.

"A Duluth real estate company is proposing a 200,000-square-foot water park for Buford. In the middle of Georgia's historic drought."

"An executive with Georgia Land and Commercial Solutions has been tight-lipped about the proposal, saying only that it will start off as a 50,000-square-foot indoor water park as part of a broader development called Buford Jubilee."

"Proposed for a site bounded by Buford Drive, I- 985 and Maddox Road, Buford Jubilee's plan includes two hotels totaling 300 rooms, 275,000 square feet of retail space, 400,000 square feet of offices and 275 residential lofts. A site plan for the development shows a 200,000-square-foot 'indoor/outdoor water park.'"

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