n Tuesday, Danville City Council voted unanimously to rezone 1100 W. Main St. in Schoolfield from M-I industrial manufacturing to C-E casino entertainment district, where Caesars Virginia plans to build its $400 million casino resort.
Caesars Virginia senior director of design and construction Mark Schlang told councilmen the company will present the casino’s design to the council within the next couple of months, reports Danville Register and Bee.
Caesars Virginia plans to build a casino resort at the former Dan River Inc. site in Schoolfield at the West Main Street location.
In addition, the old, 750-000-square foot finishing building will be demolished, Schlang told the council.
“There are a lot of contaminants in the building,” Schlang said. “A lot of rusted rebar in the concrete. The cost of remediation is prohibitive.”