Blue Horseshoe Ventures to Develop $2B Entertainment Project Near Columbus, Ohio
NEW ALBANY, OHIO — Blue Horseshoe Ventures Ltd. has unveiled plans to develop Planet Oasis, a combined entertainment, attraction, action sport, food and beverage and health wellness venue. Project costs are estimated at $2 billion, according to local media reports. The 350-acre development will be located at the intersection of I-71 and State Route 36 in Delaware County and Berkshire Township near Columbus.
Plans call for a 200,000-square-foot UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, which will house bowling, laser tag, video games, virtual golf, a movie theater and sports restaurant and bar. It will also house a “Uni-coaster” within a glass cylinder that will extend 150 to 200 feet in the air. Other attractions will include a 90,000-square-foot go-kart venue, a 10,000-square-foot indoor skydiving experience and a shooting gallery.
The Mirage Entertainment District will be built around Lake Mirage, a 20-acre saltwater lake with sand beaches. The District will also feature an indoor waterpark and an indoor sports facility. The project will feature at least 15 hotels offering 4,000 rooms as well as 75 restaurants. A wellness resort known as Bloom will feature a 100-key hotel on its own lake.
Blue Horseshoe expects to break ground in December, with a planned opening date of December 2019 for the first 45 percent of the development, according to David Glimcher, CEO and principal of Blue Horseshoe. Glimcher says that all zoning permits are in place and that the project has been approved as an entertainment district for tax increment financing.