The Tejon Native Indian Tribe in California plans to develop a Hoard Rock-branded hotel and casino in Mettler, California. The entire project is estimated at $600 million.
The tribe has secured a go-ahead from the local government as it shared its plans with the officials and also sought for support. Board of Supervisors of Kern County, unanimously approved the plan.
As reported by The Bakersfield Californian, the Board of Supervisors announced that it will provide $218 million via a support package over the next 20 years for the property. This includes a one-time payment of $13.3 million towards a new fire station and law enforcement substation built close to the resort.
The property will host 165,000 square feet of gaming space, over 400 rooms, and 13 eating and dining outlets.
Talking about the project, the Tejon tribe had said “The Hard Rock Tejon project’s economic impact on Kern County will be substantial. The project is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs and over 2,000 permanent jobs once completed, plus creating additional jobs due to the economic-multiplier effect during construction and after opening.”
The support package was approved by the Board of Supervisor by a 4-0 vote.