RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s booming neighborhood could see a flashy new neighbor move next door, as long as the voters agree.
Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association (SABA) hosted The Cordish Company during a virtual meeting on Wednesday morning. The developers pitched one of three proposals vying for Richmond’s opportunity to plant a casino somewhere in the city.
Live Casino & Hotel Richmond was described as a world class entertainment resort including a 300-room, four diamond, upscale hotel and convention center. WTVR Richmond’s booming Scott’s Addition neighbrohood is one of the potential sites for a casino in Richmond. “We believe 100% that we are the best choice for Richmond,” said Cordish developer, Rob Norton. “We are not building an island. We are building a project that we hope will be a catalyst for creating energy into the Scott’s Addition area.”
SABA President Trevor Dickerson revealed the results of an informal online survey of 608 residents, business owners and community members. 77% opposed the project.
One of the chief concerns expressed during the virtual meeting centered on the potential traffic that would follow the massive project.
Dickerson said Scott’s Addition is already experiencing growing pains absent of a new casino that, if approved, would replace Bowtie Cinemas at Arthur Ashe Boulevard and West Leigh Street. WTVR Richmond’s booming Scott’s Addition neighbrohood is one of the potential sites for a casino in Richmond. “It’s not in our interest to create those environments. Our customers want the easy, seamless experience,” stated Norton.
Joe Weinberg, a Cordish partner, said there would […]