The Kenosha City Council in Wisconsin has approved a proposal by the Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock International for a new gaming and entertainment resort. The project will use 60 acres of land located on County Highway K, west of Interstate 94. The Kenosha Common Council also voted in favor of the project, marking an important step forward in its realization.
The casino project is estimated to cost nearly $400 million and will now seek approval from the Kenosha County Board. If approved, the project is expected to create new jobs during construction and bring in tax revenue for the city. It is also expected to attract tourists and positively impact local businesses.
Chair of the Menominee Tribe, Gena Kakkak, expressed excitement over the project’s progress and thanked the City Council for their support. Mayor John Antaramian was also praised for his support of the proposal. Kakkak stated that the project would create over 1,000 new jobs and boost the local economy.
The estimated cost of the project is $360 million, and it is expected to create 1,000 permanent jobs and nearly 1,000 temporary jobs during the 18-month construction period. The annual visitor estimate is over 2.4 million, with 1.6 million visitors coming from other states. The resort will include a Hard Rock Hotel with 150 rooms, a large gaming floor, dining and entertainment options, and retail outlets.