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Theme park for fairgrounds withdrawn by Metro Council

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro Council voted Tuesday to withdraw a resolution to build a theme park at the State Fairgrounds property, a 117 acre parcel of land.

Councilman Bruce Stanley made a passioned plea for the project saying Nashville needs an Opryland type theme park. Gaylord entertainment closed the park to build Opry Mills Mall.

"When I met with Gaylord executives they admitted to me that closing Opryland theme park was a big mistake," said Stanley.

The resolution to build the theme park never made it out of committee. Knowing that the proposal was doomed, Stanley decided to withdraw the resolution, but not before he made one last plea to fellow council members.

"Nashville needs a theme park and the revenue it would generate, we could call the theme park Music City," said Stanley.

Metro council also passed two resolutions paving the way for a massive multi-use development in Bellevue.

The first resolution sets up a special assessment levied on the property to pay for infrastructure improvements at the site at Interstate 40 and McCrory Lane.

The other resolution approves the widening and relocation of three ramps at Interstate 40 and McCrory Lane. The developers of the 1,200 acre $300 million project called Biltmore Ridges needed council approval for infrastructure improvements before the next stage of planning for the project. 

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