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Groundbreaking for New Schlitterbahn Waterpark to Begin Soon

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

According to Schlitterbahn coowner Jeff Henry, the half-billion dollar Schlitterbahn Waterpark is set to have a groundbreaking any day now.

The company has to begin construction by Feb. 22 as part of the deal Schlitterbahn has made with the City of Corpus Christi. The City has agreed to give the company $117 million in incentives to build the park on Padre Island on the site of the only golf course there.

The City said everything is now in place to get construction going.

Henry said  by phone that he is just waiting on a few legal issues to be wrapped up before breaking ground.
     
"Everything that they have done with the City is in line with accomplishing that goal," Henry said. "They do have grading permits and are working to get everything going, so I anticipate something going soon."

The park is set to open by next March.