The Toledo Plan Commission gave the final approval on Thursday for a new casino.
Penn Nation Gaming's senior vice president, Eric Schippers, told the commission
the company plans to begin building with a month. It was a unanimous decision to
The next step for Penn National Gaming is to obtain building permits. They plan
to break ground in about 30 days.
The new gaming facility is scheduled to open the beginning of 2012. This will be
the state's first casino. The estimated cost for the project is $250 million.
The main building will be two levels made up of 218,000 and 227,000 square feet.
Located at 1968 Miami street, it is close to the I-75 near the Maumee River.
There are plans for a 5 ½ deck parking garage. As well as room for three bus
bays. 2,000 new jobs will be created in construction jobs. 1,200 new permanent
jobs will also be created.
The 44 acre land area was bought last December by Penn Nation Gaming after
voters had approved plans for four new casinos to be built.
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