Home » Extra Extra » Developer plagued with business, legal problems Extra Extra Developer plagued with business, legal problems By Extra Extra | 03.21.2011 A Nashville Business Journal investigation has uncovered a trail of unpaid bills, bounced checks, evictions, troubled business associates and unfulfilled plans left by Dennis W. Peterson." Peterson, the developer of a proposed $750 million mega theme park near Nashville, has racked up at least three quarters of a million dollars in civil judgments in three different states, court records show. Additionally, an associate of his is a registered sex offender in Michigan, and the developer had theme park ties to the late Michael Jackson. Despite these issues, a local planning commission has approved a rezoning.