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Aldermen keeping close tabs on new casino development

NATCHEZ — Natchez aldermen are making clear that they want the city to keep close tabs on development of a new casino by Premier Gaming Corp.

The board voted 5-1 Tuesday to require the company to give updated current site plans to the Natchez planning department and to require the planning department to maintain a complete, current and consistent set of plans from the company, according to The Natchez Democrat.

City Planner Bob Nix said after the meeting that construction for the project would happen in phases while the city and Premier negotiate an agreement for full development of the site. Nix also said that Premier Gaming must receive final approval for the design of buildings on the property from the Natchez Preservation and Planning commissions.

Nix said those designs need to be approved in December if the developers are to stay on track for the casino to be completed in a year.

The planning department is currently prepared to issue the company a foundation-only permit, Nix said. The department is awaiting final foundation design plans for Premier Gaming.

The permit means the company will be constructing the foundation at its own risk with the understanding that if an agreement is not in place that satisfies the city once the foundation is complete, construction could be halted until an agreement is reached.

“We need to tie this thing down so we can get the very best contract and to make sure every part of it is honored,” Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis said.

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