Planning commission approves new casino resort in Virginia

Dumfries Town Council will have the final word.
Dumfries Town Council will have the final word.

The Dumfries Planning Commission has unanimously supported approval of the gaming destination.

US.- The Dumfries Planning Commission has approved a request from Colonial Downs Group Inc. to build a gaming property in the city, in the state of Virginia. Colonial Downs’ Rose casino would be built on repurposed land connected to the Potomac Landfill.

The Dumfries Planning Commission unanimously supported the approval of the $389m gaming and entertainment destination. The plans must now gain the approval of Dumfries Town Council, which is expected to hold a public hearing on Tuesday September 21 to discuss the rezoning and conditional use permit needed for the project.

The Rose is expected to generate nearly $11m in annual local tax revenue for Dumfries and about $8m for Prince William County and to create more than 600 jobs with an average annual salary of $46,000.

The first phase of The Rose would be slated for 2023 and would consist of several restaurants, the gaming floor, up to 155 hotel rooms, a structured parking garage and the park. The second phase would consist of additional hotel rooms, restaurants, retail and a live theatre with a target opening date of 2025 or 2026.

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