Golden Harbor Casino Resort & Spa has met its requirement to show $40 million in funding by Feb. 28 and submitted plans with the city for a proposed casino, high-rise hotel, parking garage and outdoor pool with a shark tank on 10.7 acres on the west side of the public harbor.
Total project cost is estimated at $140 million. Plans for Golden Harbor include an event center, buffet, fine dining, theater and food court. The shark tank is listed as a tie-in to The Mississippi Aquarium, which the city plans on property north of U.S. 90 across from the harbor.
Kentucky-based Encompass DDC submitted the plans on behalf of Mississippi Coast Entertainment, the limited partnership leasing 10.7 acres for a harbor casino from three property owners, including the city’s economic-development agency, Gulfport Redevelopment Commission.