Oregon

Developers Unveil $300M Plan For Wood Village Casino

AP | Aug. 23, 2012 6:54 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 8:04 a.m. | Wood Village, Oregon

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Developers who want to build Oregon’s first nontribal casino have unveiled more details about their plans.

Officials from two Canadian companies said Thursday that they want to turn a shuttered dog track east of Portland into a complex with a casino, hotel, movie theater and pool. They hope voters will approve their plan in November, two years after a similar proposal was overwhelmingly rejected at the ballot box.

The developers are taking a more aggressive approach this year, releasing more details about their plans than last time.

The casino approval will appear on the ballot as Measures 82 and 83. Developers are calling the $300 million project “The Grange.”

Casino opponents say the developers are trying to distract voters from their efforts profit from gambling.

The Grange is a proposed casino and family-friendly entertainment center developers hope to build on the site of the old Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village.

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