An updated rendering of the resort casino that the Pamunkey Indian Tribe is planning in the Southside. (Courtesy of Pamunkey Indian Tribe) A foursome of competing casino developers has laid their cards on the table in Richmond.
The city’s deadline for casino development proposals was Monday afternoon, and as of press time at least four big players — the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, The Cordish Cos., Bally’s Corp., and a partnership between radio giant Urban One and the parent company of Colonial Downs Group — each submitted plans to City Hall. After initially looking to build in Manchester, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe is now proposing a casino on Commerce Road. (Courtesy of Pamunkey Indian Tribe) While each of those groups announced their proposals publicly on Monday, Leonard Sledge, director of the city’s Department of Economic Development, said the exact number of proposals submitted will be disclosed after the city confirms each proposal meets the RFP criteria, a process he thinks will take a couple of days.
Three of the four publicly announced proposed sites are on the city’s Southside, while another would be built along Arthur Ashe Boulevard.
The Pamunkey, whose ancestral land covers much of the Richmond region dating back to 8,000 B.C., said Monday they would look to build a $350 million casino resort on the city’s Southside at 5000 and 5030 Commerce Road housing thousands of slot machines, 75 table games, a sportsbook, and a 300-room hotel with dining options, conference rooms and a rooftop pool.
The Commerce site is a […]