Report: family entertainment complex viable in Crestview

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 18:24 PM.

Funding sources could include a local tourist development tax, also called a "bed tax," and BP settlement money from the April 2010 Gulf oil spill. Rasberry Road's proximity to Interstate 10 might also attract state Department of Transportation funds, Iannucci said.

"I'm all for the concept," Councilwoman Robyn Helt said.

Resident Landrum Edwards, who has criticized the project, accused Iannucci of "changing the paint and whitewashing" the project by including the family arts and entertainment component.

However, adding facilities for the whole family was what made the project more appealing to community activist Mae R. Coleman.

"Just love it and support it,” she said. “We need action on it. Never stop the man's vision. God gave it to him."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.



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