Navajo Plans Twin Arrows Casino Expansion
Less than six months after the casino’s grand opening, the tribe behind the Twin Arrows casino in Arizona is already planning for major expansion.The Navajo Nation tribe recently submitted development plans to Coconino County which included a gas station, outlet mall, big box retailers, housing development, restaurants, RV Park and an entertainment complex featuring a theater, mini golf, arcade, bowling alley and laser tag. The plan also incorporates 129 unites of town homes and condos and a further 32 lots for houses.
The complex is to be called ‘The Outlook at Glittering Mountain’. However, as it is not tribal trust land it will be up to the county to give final approval.
The residences and retail space are designed to service the casino’s 600 employees, but the tribe also believes the expansion will attract more tourist, interstate travelers and local residents.
Tribe officials have said that some construction funds have already been secured and they hope to complete the first phase of building by next year, with up to $50 million worth of construction on the entertainment pavilion and some retail.
The full project could take up to a decade to complete; however, the first step will be to receive approval.