New territory for Station Casinos


Station Casinos territory could be doubled under a new Council resolution approved last week.

US.- Station Casinos received good news last week as the Reno City Council agreed on allowing the use of further territory for the casino. The gaming operators presented a plan to construct a casino in South Reno, which now could double its size since the authorities approved a resolution for a key land use change.

Fire Creek Crossing applied for the land use change, “but the parcel is next door to the long-vacant dirt lot owned by the Las Vegas-based gaming company, which is planning to build an 89,500-square foot casino entertainment center there,” reveals the official statement. Authorities and businessmen gathered last week to discuss the plan.

“This request is on behalf of the property owner (Fire Creek Crossing),” explained Andy Durling, a land use consultant with Wood Rodgers who spoke at Wednesday’s meeting, represents both Fire Creek Crossing and Station Casinos. “There is definitely an interest in what happens today on behalf of Station Casinos,” he added.

Meanwhile, Councilman Paul McKenzie said the area is in sore need of revitalisation now. “This to me, is pretty evident that that particular site is not panning out as a retail site anymore,” McKenzie said. “Giving the opportunity through some master plan changes to do something else and revitalise that area is important for that area of town.”

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