DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – City officials provided an update this week on the Caesars Virginia casino project in Danville.
On Tuesday, December 7, Danville City Council was informed that the project was awaiting bids for a general contractor. The offers are expected in early January according to Robert Livingston, senior vice president of development for Caesars Entertainment.
“Our goal is to select an entrepreneur by the end of January,” Livingston said. “We will be looking for an entrepreneur with the ability to mobilize quickly to start this project in the spring.
The casino site is located on the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in the Schoolfield area. This area is being cleaned up and demolished.
“Construction will begin in other areas of the site, so debris removal and material crushing will take place concurrently with the new construction,” Livingston said.
The $ 500 million project – approved by voters in Danville last November – will include a 500-room hotel, state-of-the-art casino, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker room, new restaurant and entertainment offerings.
“Danville’s construction market is just not big enough to cover everything that is needed for this project,” Livingston said. “We are delighted to put as many local people to work on this project as humanly possible and for many years to come.”
A first shovelful of earth is laid, but the start of the work will depend on the mobilization of the general contractor and the weather.
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