Virginia attorney Robert Lubin announced plans a year ago to build a $140 million casino resort at the harbor. The project will go to the Gulfport Planning Commission on Jan. 26 for approval to use five lots for a casino.
The 10-acre site on the west side of the harbor, where Rotate Black and other casinos were proposed but never built, is owned by the city, Marine Life Oceanarium and Misco Marine.
The developers, Gulfport Gaming Development, have a Jan. 31 a deadline to present construction plans to the city and other property owners for review.
John Stewart, president of Encompass architectural firm in Kentucky, is the architect for the developers and is listed on the agenda for the Jan. 26 meeting of the planning commission. According to the Encompass website, his $100 million company “has built churches, casinos and corporate headquarters,” and his clients include casino companies Pinnacle and Churchill Downs.
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