The Federal Aviation Administration is likely to approve the $110 million Schlitterbahn Waterpark Fort Lauderdale near the airport, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Fort Lauderdale officials are close to finalizing a rental agreement with the FAA. In October, the city proposed that the park would pay $810,000 in rental fees per year and oversee maintenance of the property. If the FAA signs off, the park can proceed with seeking a final round of local approvals and break ground on the site in the next few years.
Airport manager Clara Bennett told the Sun-Sentinel that the government shutdown and reduction in federal budget may further delay the FAA’s response.