Swinerton Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Cowlitz Casino ResortContributor: Swinerton Blogger | February 19, 2016 | Image Gallery »
On February 14, Swinerton Builders Seattle joined the Cowlitz Indian Tribe on its 152-acre reservation land in northern Clark County, Washington, along with development partner The Mohegan Tribe for a special groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the start of construction on the new 368,000-square-foot Cowlitz Casino resort and entertainment facility! Swinerton officially broke ground on the project in September.
The celebration featured traditional Cowlitz and Mohegan spiritual ceremonies, drum circles, and a line of speakers who helped celebrate this important milestone. Approximately 500 people were in attendance including: representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty Murray, past and current state legislators, city officials, former Clark County commissioners, Clark County Fire & Rescue commissioners, local residences, and leaders of the Cowlitz Tribe and The Mohegan Tribe.
After a near disaster due to the rain and unexpected increase in visitation, Swinerton team members and project partners provided services to allow for the event to take place. “It was a banner day for the Cowlitz that was executed without flaw—the credit for that—lies in the team that developed and executed the support plan for that day,” said Peter Schultz of the Mohegan Sun.
The premier new gaming and entertainment destination will open its doors to the public in spring 2017.
For more information, view the official press release here.