NATCHEZ The Natchez Preservation Commission met last week and voted unanimously to approve architectural plans for the proposed casino on Roth Hill.
The Commission held a public hearing for the developer to present design renderings of the project. The presenters were Civil Engineer Hayden Kaiser of Jordan, Kaiser & Sessions LLC and Kevin Preston, president of Premier Gaming Group.
(The renderings) are real similar to what we had approved two years ago, Hayden Kaiser said.
The only real change is a two-story building to a one-story building, Preston said. We worked closely with Historic Natchez Foundation President Mimi Miller and the rest of her staff to make sure actual design had a historic feel to it.
The casino will be a 38,000-square-foot, one-story casino built on pilings. The floor elevation will be 79.5 feet, which is higher than the record river level of 75 feet. In case of rising waters a fender system will be set in the Mississippi River for protection.
The casino roof will be shingle or metal with galvanized half round gutters and downspouts. Its siding will be reclaimed wood with wood-clad door and window frames.
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