The St Louis Post Dispatch is reporting about an important meeting being held by the St Louis Planning Commission regarding a possible new casino in North St Louis. This meeting represents an important first step in the process. Proposition A placed a cap on the number of casinos at 13. The possibly exists that the President casino could be shut down due to the age and safety of the current boat. Should that happen, a new casino could be granted a license. Several companies have already expressed interest in a placing a casino in North St Louis, or the possibility exists that the President could be moved to the location as well. The hearing is open to the public and The Post provides the details below:
The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 on a proposal for a casino complex on 376.82 acres along Riverview Drive in north St. Louis County.
The site is just south of the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 0.9 miles north of Interstate 270. It also is north of the old North Shore country club site, which in both St. Louis and St. Louis County, which people for years have talked about as a location for a casino. Two developers presented proposals for the North Shore site in the 1990s.
The public hearing will be in the county council chambers, 1st floor, county administration building, 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton.
The hearing is the start of what could be a long process that a developer must complete before opening the casino.