Developers of an Illinois casino project proposed for Matteson are close to change to neighbour town Frankfort, following residents opposition.
US.- Illinois will soon have a new casino south of Chicago, but it’s yet unclear where it will open. Matteson residents voiced their opposition to the new venue, which is why it may move to Frankfort.
Hinsdale-based South Suburban Development LLC, the company which will develop the Illinois casino, told Matteson officials they may move out. The new chosen location to host the venue would be the former Lincoln Mall site. It’s actually known as the Market Square Crossing.
“At your request, our architectural firm studied a proposed alternative site,” South Suburban Development representative Robert Miller told village trustees. “If the village requires us to relocate to that site, we think the Market Square Crossing site is a feasible location for the casino.”
The Frankfort Township Board sent a letter to the Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Steve Schmadeke about the casino. They said the original site was “inappropriate” for such a venue. They also and pointed there were “other suitable locations nearby.”
Frankfort board member Amanda Koch praised the decision and said: “it’s a great idea.”
“I think that’s a much more appropriate site and probably much less expensive to develop because the infrastructure is already there.”