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Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino


The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility in Wisconsin. Photo from Facebook

The Ho-Chunk Nation is looking to develop land adjacent to its gaming facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues. Plans are still in the early stages.

“We’re very excited about exploring these opportunities,” Missy Tracy, the municipal relations coordinator for the casino, told The Wisconsin State Journal. “We feel this is an important project. The location is at the gateway to the city of Madison.”

The tribe could renovate the casino itself but can't expand the footprint onto the adjacent site, Tracy told the paper. It wasn't reported whether the 49 acres are in trust.

Separately, the tribe is working on plans to update four other gaming facilities as part of the Ho-Chunk Forward. And an off-reservation casino in Beloit is being reviewed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs although a draft environmental impact statement still hasn't been released.

Get the Story:
Ho-Chunk Nation exploring major development near Madison gaming facility (The Wisconsin State Journal 4/5)

Federal Register Notice:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project, City of Beloit, Rock County, WI (November 26, 2012)

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