DOCUMENTS: Plans submitted for casino, glimpse inside

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — We are getting a better look at what exactly is planned inside and around Lincoln’s first racetrack casino.

According to the documents submitted this week, the $200 million proposed casino resort will span 165,000 sq. ft., including 196 hotel rooms, a restaurant, and an event center. Organizers are also asking for 1,500 parking spots to be approved as well. This is well over the 1:1 parking spot per gaming station, which would be 1200 according to the planning documents.

Within the application, The Nebraska Horseman’s Benevolent & Protective Association are requesting three amendments be made to the planned unit development (PUD).

First, they request City Officials sign a waiver, allowing a 10,000 sq. ft. sign and 1,200 sq. ft. monument sign to be built outside the casino.

Casino representatives are also looking to have a height waiver approved for a 100-foot tall casino tower, that’s about 10 stories tall.

Lastly, they are requesting a building permit be issued before the completion of the Letter of Map Revision-Based on Fill (LOMR-F), which concerns flood protection.

The Planning Commission will review the appli

cation and make a recommendation tentatively on February 17th. From there, it will go to City Council, who will make the final decision. The overall process from start to finish takes about three months, according to the Planning Department.

Although officials did not want to speculate, from a preliminary sense, they don’t see any major concerns about the casinos application.

Application plans and other document attached below:


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