A resort developer has its eyes on the Poconos, planning what could be the biggest project in the region’s history – a combination indoor water park, convention center and hotel.
The Wisconsin-based Kalahari Resorts is eying the site of the historic Inn at Pocono Manor for the project.
The company operates similar facilities in Sandusky, Ohio, and Wisconsin Dells, Wis., both major resort destinations. The proposal for Tobyhanna Township is massive. At a meeting with municipal officials in July, Kalahari officials said the project could include a 300,000-square-foot water park, a convention center and could employ as many as 1,500 employees.
The project is in its early stages. The company has not submitted specific plans to local officials or acquired any property or permits. Officials at Kalahari have declined to comment beyond a prepared statement about their excitement over the project. But the wheels are in motion.