Springfield Leaders And MGM Officials To Discuss Casino Plans At Public Conference
Springfield leaders have invited representatives of MGM Resorts to a public conference to explain recent changes to its $800 million casino project.
The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at CityStage.
Mayor Domenic Sarno and Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy say they want to ensure a transparent process as the casino plans move forward.
MGM has recently made two changes to the original plans, eliminating a 25-story hotel and replacing it with a lower-profile building, and shrinking the size of the project by about 14 percent, mostly to movie theater, restaurant and retail space.
Although members of the public are invited, they will not be permitted to ask questions.
MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said he appreciates the opportunity to update the community.
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