Lucky Dragon Casino Project Still Alive, Moves Forward
Well, well. Maybe this really is the Year of the Dragon after all in Vegas.
After first popping up on our radar last week thanks to VegasChatter member UTE, the Lucky Dragon casino project -- envisioned for the area of Sahara and Las Vegas Boulevard (not at the Sahara) next to the Allure condos -- has slain its first foe, a proposed recommendation of denial by the Las Vegas Planning Commission.
Instead, after proving that it's trying to be good neighbors with Allure residents (a HOA spokesman says owners are in general support of the project) and are mindful of their traffic concerns (traffic studies will now be launched), commissioners almost unanimously agreed to send the project onto the Las Vegas City Council for review. (One abstained due to a possible conflict.)
The Lucky Dragon would be a 10-story, 202-room casino-hotel. During tonight's meeting, it was revealed that the project would have a "handful" of restaurants and no entertainment.
The Las Vegas City Council is set to discuss the project on February 15th.