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City asks for resident feedback on resort casino upfront payment spending

Following Council’s recent approval of the resort casino Host Community Agreement, the City of Richmond is launching an engagement effort asking residents how they would like the city to spend the upfront $25.5 million that will be paid to the city by ONE Casino + Resort (RVA Entertainment Holdings, LLC) if Richmond voters approve the casino gaming referendum on November 2. In addition, by no later than January 2023, ONE Casino + Resort will pay the city an additional $1 million upon closing on the financing for the resort casino project.

The engagement period will span from August 13 to September 6 and will include a digital survey, targeted print surveys, and public meetings in both English and Spanish. While all Richmonders are invited to participate, targeted engagement efforts will be focused on the Southside.

The survey asks residents to rank projects based on priority and offers an open-ended opportunity to provide feedback. The survey focuses mostly on capital improvement projects in the 8th and 9th voter districts, which are closest to the proposed resort casino site. Click here to take the survey now. The survey is available in Spanish here.

Residents have the opportunity to attend public meetings virtually or in person:

  • Virtual: Wednesday, August 18 – 6pm

Click here to join the virtual meeting

Call-In Information:+1 804-316-9457   United States, Richmond (Toll)

Conference ID: 847 482 67#

  • In-person: Wednesday, August 25 – 6pm

Hickory Hill Community Center

3000 Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23234

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