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Crystal Lagoons Island Resort coming to Arizona

A new resort in coming to Glendale in the next few years!

As a first step in the process to bring this development to Glendale, the City Council has voted to approve a development agreement and Government Property Improvement Leases.

The resort will feature an 11-acre public access lagoon that will be up to 10-feet deep surrounded by white sand beaches and can be accessed by ticketed entry.

“We’re excited for this project on many fronts, but two really stand out,” says Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “Not only will this be a great example of experiential retail, which is the only area of growth in brick & mortar development over the past 10 years, but this project further cements Westgate as the largest Sports and Entertainment District in Arizona.”

Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy seven islands, each with their own theme, retail spaces, Fly and 4-D theaters, venue space, restaurants, a family entertainment center, amusement rides, office space, and 600 plus hotel rooms. Another feature is Aerophile’s Aerobar, a 130-feet tall element that will provide guests with a unique view of the Sports & Entertainment District and the Valley.

The attraction will be located at the Southeast corner of Cardinals Way and the Loop 101, where it is expected to bring an estimated $700.8 million in new sales, property and bed tax revenues to the city, county and state over the next 25 years. Glendale’s portion of the revenues are estimated at $240.5 million.

The Crystal Lagoons Island Resort is planned as a single-phase development that is expected to be open to the public in 2022 ahead of Glendale’s hosting of Super Bowl in 2023 and is estimated to bring 1,800 net new jobs to Glendale.
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