Redding Rancheria now owns the 232-acre area alongside southbound Interstate 5 in unincorporated Shasta County. It's currently undeveloped, zoned for agricultural use and known as Strawberry Fields.
The tribe has proposed a project containing an upsized 69,541-square-foot casino, a 9-story, 250-room hotel, restaurants, a conference center, an event center, retail and parking.
The new Casino project will account for 2,120 construction jobs resulting in $99.1 million in new construction-related wages. It will also add 550 full-time jobs resulting in $12.2 million in new wages.
Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019, with full buildout being achieved in 2025, according to the government's draft Environmental Impact Statement from April 2019.
Win-River's current casino, opened in 1993, would be closed. That property would be converted for offices for the tribe's staff and potentially other uses to be determined.
Under state law governing tribally-run casinos, revenue sharing from casino operations are paid to the state, which routes money back to the community. Redding Rancheria provided a total of $580,394 in funds to Shasta County Sherriff's Office, City of Redding, Shasta County District Attorney's Office and Redding Police and Fire departments during a three-year period in 2014.
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