LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The public is getting a closer look at what the southwest Las Vegas valley’s newest resort will look like when it opens next year.
A miniature model plan is on display at Red Rock Resort and gives a detailed look at some of the exciting features set for Durango Station in the coming months.
Upon completion, the $750 million project will be set on 71 acres at Durango Drive and the 215 Southern Beltway.
The resort will have 100,000 square feet of casino, convention, and entertainment space and plenty of restaurants, as well as a pool and a sportsbook.
Bahador Emamzadeth is the owner of Stacks and Yolks a restaurant across the street from Durango Station and told 8 News Now he can’t wait until it opens and hopes the spotlight on the new property will help get more customers to explore the southwest valley.
“When we first opened up there were three stores in the shopping center and when IKEA opened it gave us all a nice boost,” he said. “We are so excited about the Station Casino opening up because it’s going to bring more traffic to the area.”
The property is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs in the area.
Freddie Gonzalez lives nearby the new construction project and has mixed feelings.
“I think it can be good and bad. It will be good for employment but bad for residential areas. This is a residential area. Keep casinos away from us and keep them in downtown or on the strip,” he said.
Station Casinos released a statement to 8 News Now regarding its latest southwest project.
Station Casinos is excited about its latest project, Durango Casino & Resort, which will bring exciting new amenities and entertainment to our locals and visitors alike. We look forward to sharing more information as the property continues to take shape.Station Casinos
The projected opening date for the southwest valley resort is set for the fall of 2023.