Delta residents once again had the opportunity to review and comment on Radner’s proposed entertainment complex by Gateway. In September last year, British Columbia Lottery Company (BCLC) gave preliminary approval to develop a new entertainment complex in Town and Country Inn. Since then, Gateway Casino and Delta City have been holding a series of public consultations to gather public opinion before the wheels move.
Two more public consultation meetings are scheduled this Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, at the Soongod Recreation Center and at Radner’s Harris Bar. Both sessions start at 4 p.m. local time and continue until 8 p.m. local time. The Open House Style Conference provides attendees with additional details about the planned entertainment complex. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to Gateway representatives and discuss the pros and cons of hosting a new gaming and entertainment complex in Radner.
Another multi-citizen committee meeting to discuss Gateway’s casino project will be held at Harris Barn at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. It will also be open to the public. These public consultation meetings are intended to provide information about the gateway’s application and to answer questions. The application includes a request to change the area of the gateway authorizing the construction of the entertainment complex. The company behind the project will submit a zoning application in April this year.
Gateway’s Casino Plan Accepted With Mixed Emotions
CA$70M CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT WILL SPREAD OVER 162,678 SQUARE FOOT. The entertainment complex will include a fully equipped casino that will take up about 47,000 square feet of space.
In addition, it is an entertainment complex with many non-gambling amenities such as restaurants, bars, and clubs, and a hotel complex with 116 boutiques will be added to Gateway’s casino proposal, and 800 parking spaces will be provided.
While Gateway’s project sounds like a good investment in Delta’s economy, local residents and officials’ reactions to casinos have been mixed. Those who took the anti-casino stance explained that the new entertainment complex has a negative impact on society and erodes the profitability of local companies. Gateway’s plan to remove indoor tennis courts has also angered tennis players and enthusiasts who have explained that indoor sports facilities are needed.