City Begins Resort Casino Survey

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December 01, 2020 - 9:48 am
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Richmond, VA — Starting today, Tuesday December 1,  Richmond residents can take a survey asking what they believe the city should consider in a proposal for a potential resort casino in Richmond. The survey will be open through 11:59 p.m. on December 14.

The results of this survey will inform the Request for Qualifications/Proposals document, which will begin the competitive process to select a resort casino operator and site. The RFQ/P will outline the expectations the city and its residents have for a complete and competitive development proposal.

City administrators say this survey is only the beginning of community engagement for a potential resort casino development. The selection process will consider community feedback, and a citywide voter referendum will determine if Richmond moves forward with the project. 

“A competitive selection process will allow us to assess the best opportunity for Richmond,” said Mayor Stoney. “This survey is your opportunity to make sure the development proposals reflect your priorities, such as living-wage jobs, sustainable building practices and investment in the community.”

“Our primary objective is to identity a successful proposal that has outstanding economic opportunities and community benefits for Richmonders”, said Director of Economic Development Leonard Sledge.  “We anticipate receiving multiple submissions, and we want to put a process in place to identify an operator and site that results in a true win for Richmond.”