Southwestern ‘Durango Station’ casino project moves forward
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A long-awaited casino complex in the Southwest Valley is one step closer to reality.
The project known to many as “Durango Station” has been in the works by Station Casinos for years.
The casino is expected to be built on several acres of land near Durango and 215.
On Tuesday evening, the Spring Valley Town advisory board voted in favor of the Station Casino plans.
But the area surrounding the property is residential, so some members of the Spring Valley community at Tuesday’s meeting raised concerns about traffic.
Some community members said they supported the project known as “Durango Station”, while others were against it.
“The project before you offers much less intense use,” said Rebecca Miltenberger, real estate lawyer for Station Casinos via the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law firm.
As a lawyer representing Station Casino, Miltenberger explained the scope of the project to a crowd of around 50 people at Tuesday’s meeting.
“We present to you a plan that includes just over 400 hotel rooms and a reduction of the playing surface to approximately 99,000 square feet,” she told the crowd.
The resort plan also includes 20,000 square feet of outdoor dining space.
“It will be really beneficial, I think,” said Leigh Ann Crist, who lives west of the proposed casino project.
But other residents, like Debra Korak, say they are worried about increased traffic in the area, especially with schools located near the property’s proposed entrances.
“Children are not careful crossing the street and the traffic on Maule Street has deteriorated considerably,” she told 8 News Now.
Korak says if the casino’s entries aren’t adjusted, “Then I don’t think it should go up. “
Ultimately, the board approved the plans for the project and also recommended that the developers consider any improvements.
“We will work on any traffic issues with the staff,” Miltenberger added.
Station Casinos released this statement after board approval:
“Station Casinos appreciates the Spring Valley Town Advisory Board and its residents for their contribution and support to the Durango Project. Our new development will be a great addition and a great community partner, employing thousands of construction and full-time team members and creating tens of millions of dollars in new state and local taxes. The company looks forward to releasing more information on the project in the coming weeks.
Spokesperson for Station Casinos
The Culinary Union, whose members live in this region, was also present at Tuesday’s meeting.
They oppose the plan because of traffic problems.
In response to Union Culinaire’s opposition to the project, Station Casinos issued this statement:
“It’s unfortunate, but we’re not surprised, as we’ve grown used to decades of endless harassment from the culinary union. Instead of applauding a project that will pay millions in local taxes, create a nice new convenience for the neighborhood and will create thousands of construction and permanent jobs including jobs for people they are supposed to care about, they take the low road and play petty politics. of culinary union cannot be trusted.
Spokesperson for Station Casinos
Clark County Commissioners will meet next month to make a final decision and consider Tuesday’s vote and public comment.