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Resort held up, but still 'committed'
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Forsyth County News


City projects still on track.

Great Wolf Resorts shares the city’s hope to open a lakeside resort in Cumming.

Spokesman Steve Shattuck said Great Wolf leaders “continue to make progress” toward opening a resort at Mary Alice Park on Lake Lanier.

“Great Wolf and the city of Cumming are in complete agreement with respect to the current terms of the deal,” said Shattuck, adding there are still a few items to work through.

Shattuck said officials “don’t want to get ahead of ourselves” by placing a definitive timeline on a project of this magnitude.

He did note, however, that the company’s Pennsylvania location took more than five years from closing the deal to opening day, so “these sorts of things can take some time.”

Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt, who has led the charge on the Great Wolf project, recently spoke about the resort during a local civic club meeting.

Gravitt said the $125 million investment for the year-round resort has been delayed, but the company is “still committed.”

Plans call for a 400- to 600-room hotel resort complex on more than 70 acres by the lake that the city leases from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Future steps for the Wisconsin-based company include securing land, designing the resort and obtaining necessary financing, Shattuck said.
The company currently has 12 North American locations.

“Forsyth County is an excellent place for a Great Wolf Lodge and the families in the area would truly value our unique ... vacation experience,” Shattuck said.