Wind Creek Bethlehem Unveils $100 Million Expansion Project

Written by on February 6, 2020

Wind Creek Bethlehem unveils $100 million expansion project

By Stephen Jiwanmall

February 6, 2020

This is what the building will look like when finished. Photos| Wind Creek

Wind Creek Bethlehem unveiled a plan Wednesday to nearly double the size of its casino hotel.

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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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The CRIZ enables us to take our planned expansion from a basic shell to a luxury hotel with all of the amenities you would expect from a premier casino resort.


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