Spokane Tribe Casino Continues Construction Despite Lawsuit

By |3월 12th, 2020|

Spokane Tribe Casino Continues Construction Despite Lawsuit

Despite two pending lawsuits, construction on a $400 million casino and retail task by the Spokane Tribe will move forward, according to tribal officials. The facility, announced in 2006, could simply take up to ten years to complete, regardless of action that is legal.

Spokane Tribe Chairwoman, Carol Evans said construction in the $400 million casino project will carry on despite two pending lawsuits.

Tuesday, the 3 county commissioners voted unanimously to sue the United States Interior Department in an effort to block the development found in Airway Heights, a suburb nine miles from the 2nd city that is largest in Washington State.

The other lawsuit is from the Kalispel Tribe, which own and operate the Northern Quest Casino roughly two miles from the proposed site.

They claimed in their filing with the federal court that Spokane Tribe Casino ‘will have a devastating impact on Northern Quest, which funds nearly all of the Kalispel Tribe’s government operations.’

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The tribe that is rival adamant that its plans will stay and they believe they have gone through the necessary processes to build. Spokane Tribe Chairwoman Carol Evans told the Associated Press she had been ‘saddened by the lawsuit’ but said construction shall not be halted.

The company held a task fair, Wednesday, to begin hiring the expected 5,000 workers. The 145-acre project will feature a 300-room hotel, restaurants, c […]