The Chicago Department of Planning and Urban Development officially accepted the proposed plan for Bally’s Chicago Casino.
Construction on the mixed-use entertainment district is scheduled to begin in late 2024. More than 3,000 full-time jobs are expected to be created due to the $1.7 billion development. Renderings of the future Chicago permanent integrated casino resort were also released.
Details of the future Bally’s Chicago Casino
The more than 10 acres of outdoor space include a park for the neighborhood, which will allow for different programs such as cultural, artistic and local agriculture fairs.
Joyen Vakil, Senior Vice President of Design and Development at Bally, said: “Inspired by the interplay of the city – grit and grandeur, structure and organic, historically charged and cutting-edge – Bally’s Chicago design creates a sense of wonder and accessible adventure. for all”.
“The plan is focused on bringing nature and well-being through the addition of numerous public squares and parks,” added Vakil.
Several companies present in Chicago are part of the development team. The project was designed by SCB (Hotel, Rooftop Restaurant, Spa and F&B Venues) in association with V3 Companies, Gensler and Site Design Group.
Gensler is designing the casino, museum/exhibition space, theater/event center, F&B spaces, riverwalk, park and public area. The building combines green spaces, arts and entertainment venues, and high-end hospitality spaces.
Vakil concluded, “We are confident this team will bring this unique urban space to life. The exciting design celebrates Chicago’s motto, ‘urbs in horto’ – a city in a garden – and creates a dynamic public realm on site.”