Contractors for the new $510 million Cowlitz Casino Resort in Washington State have begun preliminary site work in preparation for a planned January 2016 official groundbreaking ceremony. The Vegas-style resort will be built on the tribe’s recently approved and still undeveloped 152-acre Cowlitz reservation land, situated along the I-5 corridor near the town of La Center, 20-miles north of The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave final approval to a casino for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington.. The BIA issued a final environmental impact statement for the casino over two years ago but the Bush administration never took action on it. That changed with a decision today by Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk. “This project will allow the Cowlitz Tribe to create hundreds of jobs and Cowlitz Indian Tribe Trust Acquisition and Casino Project Final EIS Evaluation of Adequacy 1.0 INTRODUCTION The Record of Decision (ROD) for the “Trust Acquisition of, and Reservation Proclamation for the 151.87-acre La Center Interchange Site in Clark County, Washington, for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe” (Proposed Action) was issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior on December 17, 2010 Financing for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's proposed La Center-area casino appears to be on shaky ground as the tribe awaits a key federal decision, and experts say it could be After more than eight years of work and determination, we received approval from the Assistant Secretary of Indian Aﬀairs, Larry Echohawk, on December 23, 2010. Opposition to ﬁnal approval of our reservation has been ﬁerce and determined, however, Cowlitz are not easily beaten. We are opposed by the La Center Card Rooms, Vancouver, Clark County and the Grand Rhonde Tribe. It has taken The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave final approval to a casino for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington.. The BIA issued a final environmental impact statement for the casino over two years ago but the Bush administration never took action on it. That changed with a decision today by Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk. “This project will allow the Cowlitz Tribe to create hundreds of jobs and Iyall, the Cowlitz tribal chairman, said the tribe wants to work with the city to develop a public water and sewer system for the casino, but he did not say how much money the tribe would contribute. Cowlitz Casino is now scheduled to be completed for a grand opening in the summer of 2017 which is based on our construction timelines. We are planning to break ground for construction as soon as January 2016. Devel - opment Board has chosen Friedmutter Group out of Las Vegas as the Architect and a general contractor for the project design build contract. After reviewing propos-als from three Cowlitz Tribe seeks federal approval for casino. Sun | Local. AP — Jul 3rd, 2003. VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Cowlitz Tribe members plan to seek federal approval for possible construction of a casino at the La Center junction on Interstate 5, a tribal official says. Gambling is "something that could really give a kick start to the economic stability of our tribe," Dick Barnett said Tuesday. But Despite a legal challenge hanging over their heads, leaders of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe say they're moving toward starting construction on a new casino-resort near La Center this year.
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