Houston, TX, USA — Heather Alexander reports in the Houston Chronicle on developers’ plans to double the size of the planned EarthQuest theme park and resort:
“Developers planning a 500-acre family theme park with life sized dinosaurs north of Houston say they are in discussions to close on a new plot of land twice the size of the original plot.
“Los Angeles-based Contour development won’t confirm exactly where the new site for the famed EarthQuest park is until the deal is finalized, but they do pinpoint East Montgomery County as the basic area.
“‘We are working like crazy to get all the little pieces in place,’ said Contour President Chris Brown. ‘This site is more than twice the size of the one we had before.’
“Brown said the previous deal for land alongside U.S. 59 at New Caney fell through because too many restrictions were placed on investors who want to build a raft of supporting infrastructure in the form of hotels and other services for potential visitors.
“‘The investors want freedom to develop all around the park, which would be even more profitable than the park itself,’ said Brown.”