New Goddard aquatic deal, possibly without a water park, is imminent

Another development deal is imminent for the planned $50 million to $60 million Goddard aquatic complex, which hit a stumbling block last week when a deal fell apart with subdeveloper S&O Investments. When plans fell through with the project’s first subdeveloper last fall, Goddard officials and master developer Goddard Destination Developers were in talks with a number of potential subdevelopers before selecting S&O in December. Silcott says some of those earlier talks have now resumed, and the city will soon vote on another deal.

“We hope to have an announcement here in the coming weeks.”

It’s not clear what the new deal may include.

“I don’t know,” Silcott says. “The primary focus at this point is ensuring that we build a luxury hotel.”

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)