$500M Entertainment Venue Underway in Alabama

Upon full completion, OWA is expected to create 3,500 jobs and bring roughly one million visitors to the area annually.

Foley, Ala.—The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has announced that that White-Spunner Construction is working on completing the first phase of the firm’s new entertainment center in Foley, Ala. The project will comprise 154,000 square feet of retail and dining space.

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Dubbed OWA, the $500 million development will feature a 14-acre lake at the center, a themed amusement park, a 150-key Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel and a variety of restaurants and shops. The first phase, which is expected to cost $240 million, is set for completion in summer 2017. Other phases of OWA include a water park, additional hotels and an RV park.

Upon full completion, OWA is expected to create 3,500 jobs and attract approximately one million visitors annually. OWA is located 9 miles from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, just off the Foley Beach Express and County Road 20.

“This will be an exciting new family-friendly destination for locals and visitors alike in Baldwin County,” said John White-Spunner, president of WSC, in prepared remarks. “We’re proud to be a part of such an innovative entertainment concept that will bring thousands of new jobs and draw more tourism to the Gulf Coast.”

Image and video courtesy of OWA