Wind Creek Bethlehem Unveils $100 Million Expansion Project
Written by Victoria Scialfa on February 6, 2020
Wind Creek Bethlehem unveils $100 million expansion project
By Stephen Jiwanmall
February 6, 2020
Wind Creek Bethlehem unveiled a plan Wednesday to nearly double the size of its casino hotel.
As WLVR’s Stephen Jiwanmall reports, the project hopes to take advantage of tax incentives that will benefit both Wind Creek and the city.
The $100 million project includes a new hotel tower, three ballrooms, a spa and restaurant.
The company says the added features will be made possible through what’s called the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone, or CRIZ. It’s a special tax zone that lets property owners use state and local taxes from designated projects to pay down debt.
Mayor Robert Donchez says the city will get up to $300,000 as a result of the new revenue. That money will go towards several projects, including new Christmas decorations and improvements to lighting in the Southside.
Construction could start as early as this April, with the goal of completing the project in the second half of next year.
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