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'MGM Springfield' at a glance

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  • Construction aims to build up business on the Carbondale Strip

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    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:10:33 GMT
    The face of the Carbondale Strip is changing in a way city leaders say will help revitalize the downtown area.The old 710 Bookstore building is gone. In its place, several pieces of heavy equipment thatzigzaggg across a hole that’s about one-square block in size.Crews are laying the groundwork for what will be the Carbondale Flats development.“They’re drilling caissons, and putting up pilings now,” said Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity. “They’ll start doing sub-surface draining and then st...
    The face of the Carbondale Strip is changing in a way city leaders say will help revitalize the downtown area.The old 710 Bookstore building is gone. In its place, several pieces of heavy equipment thatzigzaggg across a hole that’s about one-square block in size.Crews are laying the groundwork for what will be the Carbondale Flats development.“They’re drilling caissons, and putting up pilings now,” said Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity. “They’ll start doing sub-surface draining and then st...

Economic Impact:

  • $800 million project.
  • 2,000 construction jobs.
  • Estimated 3,000 permanent jobs.
  • $15 million in advance payments to city of Springfield.
  • Estimated $25 million in annual payments to city when casino opens.

Planned Site amenities:

  • 125,000 sq. ft. of gaming space including slots, table games, and poker room.
  • 25 floor, 250 room hotel.
  • 7,000 sq. ft. pool and spa.
  • 45,000 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space.
  • Seven restaurants.
  • 40,000 sq. ft. of rental housing.
  • 3,600 free parking spaces in garage.
  • 12,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
  • 12 screen movie theater.
  • High-end bowling alley.
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