A new Public Access Lagoons™ project, also known as PAL ™ development, could develop Crystal Lagoons in the United States. This time, it would be located off Rock Road near Patriot Avenue, in Derby County, Vermont.
The complex would include a large crystalline lagoon for swimming and water sports, like paddleboarding, scuba diving and snorkeling. There would also be a hotel, apartments, restaurants and six acres of land for “glamping, or glamour camping.
“It’s both for people who live here to have a quality of life and one more thing to do here in Kansas but also of course part of the goal is tourism out of state and out of the region,” said Derby City Manager Kathy Sexton.
Developers would have to add property to the already existing Derby STAR bond district. Sexton said the district would pay for the project, in partnership with private businesses and the public.
Some who live in Derby call the proposed destination exciting.
“I think it’ll be great, I think there’s a lot of nice things that’ll come in here… I think it’ll be great for the city… lots of jobs, various things that are all good,” said Barbara Blue, who lives near the site.
The Derby City Council will hold a public hearing on the project at its meeting on Oct. 26. The council is expected to approve the addition of land to the star bond.
The United States is the main country for Crystal Lagoons® operation worldwide. There are many developments, and its most famous projects are Solé Mia, Balmoral, Windsong Ranch, Lake Nona, Section 31, Southshore Bay, Mirada, Avenir and Sierra Vista.
“We also have advanced negotiations with investment funds and mall chains in Florida, California, South and North Carolina, Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma for additional master agreements, agreements that today represent 90% of the multinational contracts”, explains Ivan Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales Crystal Lagoons US Corp.