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Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park unveils $400M expansion plans
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Resorts World Casino New York
City in Ozone Park is expanding with
a new 10-story project in their second
phase of construction, according to
Th e Casino released new renderings
on March 17 and announced that Plaza
Construction will be the lead construction
manager of the future four-star hotel
that will have 400 rooms, a two-story
main entrance, an additional gaming
room, conference and meeting areas, a
fi tness center, more dining options and
“We are excited to work with Plaza
Construction to bring to life our vision
for an unrivaled entertainment and hospitality
destination in southeast Queens,”
said Scott Molina, president of Resorts
World Casino New York City. “Th is new
play, stay, dine and shop development
will create good-paying jobs and generate
signifi cant revenue for our surrounding
community and New York state. We
are grateful to our local partners for their
steadfast support as we prepare for phase
two of our facility.”
Overall, the 500,000-square-foot addition
is expected to create 1,000 new construction
Work has already progressed to the
second fl oor, and the fi rst part of the
expansion is set to open later this summer,
according to Resorts World Casino.
Perkins Eastman is designing the new
phase while Cosentini Associates is the
MEP engineer. DeSimone is the structural
engineer and Langan is the civil engineer.
In July 2017, members of Resorts
World had an honorary groundbreaking
ceremony for the $400 million expansion
with Molina and elected offi cials from
across the borough outside of the casino,
located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Local leaders from south Queens have
applauded Resorts World’s operations
since opening in 2011 and its positive
impact on the local communities.
Resorts World currently employs 1,100
people with more than half of those
employees coming from the surrounding
area. In addition, the casino has generated
over $1.9 billion for the New York
State Education Fund.
“Plaza Construction is proud to be contributing
Renderings courtesy of Resorts World NYC Casino
to the vibrancy of the Queens
community with a newly expanded
Resorts Worlds New York City,” said
Richard Wood, Plaza Construction CEO.
“Our expertise as builders of luxury residential
properties and world-class hotels
will be utilized in the construction of this
new unparalleled gaming facility, the only
one of its kind located in New York City.”
Th e facility will stay running during
construction and the project is slated to
be completed by 2020.
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