By Jim Shilander
City Manager James Makshanoff announced at the close of Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the council had voted at their April 21 closed session to no longer pursue a proposal for a wave pool, miniature golf course and restaurant that had been planned for the Vista Hermosa Sports Park.
Investors in the project had appealed to the council to move on the project during the public comment portion of the April 21 meeting, noting that the potential revenue from the project, which had been approved by a previous council before financing fell through, would help defray ongoing costs for maintenance of the Sports Park. The investors, which included a number of San Clemente families, said they had gotten new financing and the new project leader was ready to move.
The project has also generated controversy due to provisions that allowed for the sale of alcohol on a limited basis (two beers per customer).
At least one investor has said he hopes to resubmit a revised version of the project, without alcohol, at a later date.
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