Since it was first announced last year, the planned entertainment complex originally called Planet Oasis has been the topic of announcements, press releases and a lawsuit over which of two firms would be allowed to develop it.

One thing the project has not yet experienced: government approval that would allow it to be built.

The project -- a $2 billion, 350-acre entertainment-based development near the interchange of Interstate 71 and U.S. Route 36/state Route 37 -- was announced in June by David Glimcher.

Tony Sekulovski, whom Glimcher had identified as being a participant in Planet Oasis, announced in October his company would develop the project without Glimcher's involvement. Soon after, Sekulovski's company, Blue Horseshoe Ventures, renamed the project Arcadia and filed a lawsuit against Glimcher in Delaware County Common Pleas Court.

Glimcher continued to maintain he was the project's developer. Earlier in October, Glimcher said his company was working with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a memorandum of understanding.

The memorandum is a preliminary step that would lead to a study on the effects the entertainment complex could have on traffic.

Both ODOT and the Delaware County Engineer's Office said approval of a traffic study is a requirement for the development.

Last week, ODOT District 6 spokeswoman Breanna Badanes said the memorandum of understanding is not yet finalized.

The only change, she said, is that ODOT now is negotiating two such memos: one with Glimcher and one with Sekulovski.

ODOT's role, she said, is to make sure that anyone developing the entertainment complex follows "the correct process as far as traffic is concerned." It is not ODOT's role to determine who will complete the development, she said.

The two memos were filed in December and each is being handled individually, she said.

Because Planet Oasis or Arcadia would be in a planned mixed-use district, Berkshire Township would have to approve a developer's application before work could begin.

Township Zoning Administrator Jeff George last week said Berkshire has not received an application or any indication when one might be filed.

The lawsuit remains open in common pleas court.

The suit says Sekulovski's company intended to use Glimcher's company as a subsidiary to assist with the operation and development of the then-Planet Oasis, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement. Glimcher has no ownership in the project, Sekulovski alleges, because they have no written agreement.

Sekulovski also alleges Glimcher breached his fiduciary obligations by trying to assign three real-estate contracts to Glimcher's company.

Alexander Sekulovski is a co-plaintiff.

Glimcher's partner, Lenni Male, also is a defendant.