new casino near the Las Vegas Speedway is racing toward final approval in North
project, which includes a 300-room hotel and a 90,000-square-foot casino floor,
is located on 40 acres at the northwest corner of I-15 and the new beltway, next
to Centennial Parkway.
planners unanimously approved the five-story resort, proposed by local developer
John Ritter and Beltway/I-15 LLC. The City Council is expected to wave the green
flag next month.
Ritter nor attorney Robert Gronauer would name the operator.
supposed to keep my mouth shut,’’ Gronauer told GamingToday.
“It’s someone local and negotiations are under way.’’
final contracts, developers have three years to build the resort. It is expected
to provide 600 to 900 jobs.
say the project’s location at the hub of two freeways should make it a winner.
Nearby Nellis Air Force Base registered no complaints about Beltway/I-15’s
plans for a 68-foot-high hotel tower, which exceeds the area’s 60-foot limit.
down the road apiece, another casino is under construction. The Cannery, a
collaboration of Bill Paulos’ Millennium Management Group and Robert
Mendenhall’s Las Vegas Paving, is going up at Craig and Losee roads. The $100
million project is slated to open in December.
And westward on the beltway, American Nevada Corp. and Del Webb Corp. have zoned a resort hotel and casino for their 1,900 acre community near U.S. 95. No timetable has been announced on that gaming venture.