Casino Stalker
BIA moves forward with Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with its consideration of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project.

The BIA released a draft environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development. The project calls for a facility with about 98,000 square-feet of gaming space and a 300-room hotel.

There's also plans for a parking structure, retail space, a commercial building, a cultural center and a police/fire station, according to a notice published in the Federal Register today.

The tribe is seeking a two-part determination for the casino. In addition to BIA approval, the governor of Washington will have to agree to the project.

Comments on the draft EIS are being accepted until April 16. A public hearing will be held March 23.

Get the Story:
BIA will release Spokane Tribe’s casino impact statement on Friday (The Spokesman Review 3/2)