Artist's rendering of the new Pala Casino Resort and Spa, owned and operated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians in Pala, California. Image: Pala Casino

Pala Band objects to large housing development across from casino

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is opposing plans for a large housing development near its growing casino in southern California.

The Pala Casino Resort and Spa is located along a busy highway. The tribe and environmentalists fear it could get even more clogged by the 760 homes at Warner Ranch.

“The impact of 780 homes a thousand feet from the casino is concerning,” tribal spokesperson Doug Elmets told The San Diego Union-Tribune. Warner Ranch is just across the highway.

The development, which still must be approved by North County, comes as the tribe invests $170 million in an expansion and renovation project at the casino. The first phase is expected to be completed this spring.

The tribe plans to hire 200 additional employees as part of the project. The developer of Warner Ranch thinks his site will be attractive to casino employees and others in the region.

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Proposed housing project near Pala casino faces stiff opposition from tribe (The San Diego Union-Tribune March 31, 2018)

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