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  • #79363
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    A Broadway Commons casino is raising hopes of an economic boon. Will that happen?

    BY ALEXANDER COOLIDGE, LISA BERNARD-KUHN, AND GREGORY KORTE • DECEMBER 17, 2009

    Over the next three years, the vast sea of concrete parking lots at Broadway Commons will be transformed into a $346 million casino development with up to 5,000 slot machines and tables full of gamblers.

    Construction will put 2,134 people to work, if developers’ promises prove out. Once it opens, the casino might hire another 1,800 workers.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20091217/EDIT03/912200307/1055/NEWS/Uncommon+Expectations

    #327868

    Core_Models
    Member

    Carrie Rathod, president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council, says she’s encouraged by casino owner Gilbert’s talk of integrating the casino into the fabric of downtown. Still, she’s pushing city officials to give local residents more than an occasional public hearing.

    “We don’t just want to be heard. We want a seat at the table in the process,” she says. “There’s limited time to influence the process. We don’t want Las Vegas-style neon lights casting a glow over our historic neighborhood.”

    Two days after the election, City Manager Milton R. Dohoney assembled a 14-member team of top city officials – which he’ll personally lead – to coordinate casino planning.

    I really think Columbus should be moving in this direction as well.

    #327869
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Does Penn want to integrate the Columbus Casino into the fabric of Downtown, though? It sounds like the site was selected because it’s slightly off the beaten path of the rest of the Arena District. I’ve read a lot of people tout the site as more ideal for Downtown because of the somewhat secluded nature of that site.

    #327870

    Core_Models
    Member

    Walker wrote >>
    Does Penn want to integrate the Columbus Casino into the fabric of Downtown, though? It sounds like the site was selected because it’s slightly off the beaten path of the rest of the Arena District. I’ve read a lot of people tout the site as more ideal for Downtown because of the somewhat secluded nature of that site.

    They’ve stated pretty clearly they want to integrate it into the fabric of the Arena District. Now, not everyone believes them, but that’s why I want to see people (and the city) being pro-active to make sure they follow through on that promise.

    #327871

    cc
    Member

    I agree that it is time to start working with them. I will probably never go there, but I do want it to mesh with the fabric of the area and I see it as another reason for people to be down there. I am going with the ‘any publicity is good publicity’ approach.

    #327872
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #327873
    Jared
    Jared
    Participant

    Is there a photo description of the Columbus site?

    #327874

    cc
    Member

    Looks like other cities in Ohio are embracing the casinos. The site in Cincy sure looks like it could handle it. They have done a lot to develop their downtown in the last few years. I think it is the most walkable city in Ohio and 14th in the country if my memory holds correct (of course there are probably a million different ‘most walkable’ surveys).

    #327875
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Casino developer closes on Cincinnati purchase
    BUSINESS FIRST OF COLUMBUS – BY Lucy May

    Rock Ventures LLC on Thursday said it has completed the purchase of the 20-acre Broadway Commons site in downtown Cincinnati where it will develop a casino.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/04/12/daily31.html

    #327876
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Latest casino sketch released
    BY ALEXANDER COOLIDGE
    MAY 3, 2010

    Cincinnati’s future casino will face downtown, instead of turning its back as an early rendering suggested.

    Having emphasized their desire to embrace the surrounding community, casino developer Rock Ventures has released an updated rendering of what the casino might look like. The new drawing shows the front of the casino complex at Broadway Commons facing southwest toward downtown. An earlier rendering issued during the campaign suggested it might front Interstate 71.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100503/BIZ01/5040321/Latest-casino-sketch-released

    #327877

    columbusfoodie
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Latest casino sketch released
    BY ALEXANDER COOLIDGE
    MAY 3, 2010
    Cincinnati’s future casino will face downtown, instead of turning its back as an early rendering suggested.
    Having emphasized their desire to embrace the surrounding community, casino developer Rock Ventures has released an updated rendering of what the casino might look like. The new drawing shows the front of the casino complex at Broadway Commons facing southwest toward downtown. An earlier rendering issued during the campaign suggested it might front Interstate 71.
    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100503/BIZ01/5040321/Latest-casino-sketch-released

    Their rendering seems to fit in with the feel of the neighborhood. I hope that now that it’s located in the suburbs, it doesn’t reflect the neighborhood it’s going into – set way back off the road with a vast concrete wasteland all around it.

    It definitely looks as though the Cincinnati site is ideal, but I was reading in the Plain Dealer that there are problems with acquiring the land for the Cleveland casino, and postponed opening until 2013 (with talk of a temporary location in the meantime).

    It seems as that if we (in Columbus) are to have any influence on what the casino looks like, now is the time to speak up.

    #327878
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Harrah’s to spin here
    Posted by James Nash, Statehouse reporter on August 12, 2010 11:49 AM

    One of the best-known names in gambling, Harrah’s, is coming to Ohio.

    The giant Las Vagas-based casino operator announced today that it has reached a non-binding agreement with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to operate his casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

    READ MORE: http://blog.dispatch.com/dailybriefing/2010/08/harrahs_to_spin_here.shtml

    #327879
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Work on new casino means 1,500 parking spots to vanish in November
    BY ALEXANDER COOLIDGE • SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

    Casino construction on Broadway Commons will eliminate 1,500 parking spaces starting in November, which has sent local officials scrambling.

    Site owner Rock Gaming will start building a 350,000 square foot complex and a 3,500-spot parking garage for its future customers late this year. With heavy equipment moving to the site and excavation and other work starting, the site will be fenced off to the public.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100908/BIZ01/309080036/1-500-parking-spots-vanishing

    #327880
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Can Cincinnati casino revitalize downtown?
    BY ALEXANDER COOLIDGE
    NOVEMBER 12, 2010

    The grounds are being cleared, and a glittering casino will soon take shape. Now, all bets are on the developers: Can they deliver a casino that revitalizes downtown and kicks up development, helping boost neighborhoods, restaurants, hotels, shops and bars?

    Rock Gaming officials say that bet is as good today as it was last year when they sold voters on a casino at Broadway Commons. In the 12 months since, they’ve hired contractors and architects and partnered with Harrah’s Entertainment to bring worldwide gambling cache to town.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101112/BIZ01/11140302/-1/frontpage/Can-Cincinnati-casino-deliver-

    #327881
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Hearing set on casino construction
    THE ENQUIRER • JANUARY 30, 2011

    The City of Cincinnati’s Job Creation Committee will hold a public hearing Monday from 1-4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the pending construction of a casino on the east side of Downtown.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110130/NEWS0108/110130004/Hearing-set-on-casino-construction

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