BELOIT, WIs. (WIFR) -- A $405 million resort casino plan in Beloit for Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit is moving forward.
Ho-Chunk Nation announced the Bureau of Indian Affairs has completed its draft environmental impact statement in a Facebook post. The next step is a public hearing, which Beloit Daily News reports has been scheduled for Dec. 11.
The proposed resort would feature a casino, water park, conference center, entertainment space and nearly 300 hotel rooms. Earlier reports suggest the casino could create 1,500 full-time jobs.
The City of Beloit showed support of the proposal with a statement that reads:
"The City of Beloit is thrilled that the casino project is advancing forward at the federal level. We’re hopeful that it can now move more quickly through the final approval process to provide 1,500 jobs and to bring countless visitors to the Greater Beloit area. This casino, hotel, convention center, and waterpark will surely be an asset to our great community. The Ho-Chunk Nation has an excellent reputation for running high-quality properties, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the tribe throughout the duration of this project."