Nebraska: Special use permit issued for casino’s temporary use of Ag Park in Columbus

Nebraska: Special use permit issued for casino’s temporary use of Ag Park in Columbus

Article brief provided by The Columbus Telegram
  • Jared Barton, The Columbus Telegram
August 18, 2022 10:19 PM
  • Jared Barton, The Columbus Telegram

With the incoming Harrah’s casino in the western part of Columbus and recent legalization of gambling in Nebraska, a lot of questions come with the casino moving into the area.

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Some of those questions and concerns were raised at the Aug. 15 Columbus City Council meeting.

One item on the agenda was related to granting a special use permit for the casino and Caesars Entertainment. This permit would allow for the potential utilization of Ag Park as a temporary facility while the casino is constructed on the former Wishbones property, should the parties reach an agreement.

During the public comment for this topic, Columbus resident Barb Cave brought forth topics of consideration for the council to consider.