Texas City amusement park gets construction green light

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Permits have been issued for the first two buildings of Adventure Pointe, a planned amusement park southeast of Houston, Texas City officials confirmed to the Houston Business Journal.

Officials have approved construction work on the Main Street building, which will serve as the park entrance, and the Pirate Ship building.

Adventure Pointe sits on a 25-acre lot off of Interstate 45 near the Tanger Outlet Mall and Lago Mar, a planned community currently under construction. The park will also boast a mini railroad, an ice skating rink, a boardwalk and a live entertainment venue.

Infrastructure work got underway in 2015, with additional site work beginning in August 2016, according to city officials.

Local cardiologist Harvey Slusky is behind Adventure Pointe. In the 1940s, Slusky's father Louis created Playland Park, the predecessor to AstroWorld.

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