Property rezoned for Illinois casino development

Wilmorite Construction will carry out the casino project.
Wilmorite Construction will carry out the casino project.

The planned $100m casino in Danville will host 500 slot machines, 10 table games and other amenities.

US.- The city council in Danville, Illinois, has voted 10 – 0 to rezone a property in order to pave the way for Danville Development LLC’s proposed temporary casino.

The property, in Eastgate Drive, Danville, was rezoned from I2 general industrial use to B3 general business in order to allow the development to go ahead.

The developer’s rezoning request had to be put to the city council after being denied by Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission. It needed the vote of at least 10 aldermen to pass.

The business in the building next door to the proposed casino had objected to the rezoning, but council members said they believed the project would be beneficial to the area.

Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said the rezoning was “truly in the best interest of our citizens moving forward” due to the jobs the casino will create and the tax revenue that can be used for infrastructure.

Wilmorite Construction, a partner of the city council, will carry out the casino project from construction to operations.

The next step will be applying for a casino licence from the Illinois Gaming Board, which the council plan to do by October.

The IGB is currently processing the licence application for a property in the south suburbs.