Work on a major expansion of the Cascades Casino Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley City is now expected to begin by the spring of 2018.
Langley City council gave final approval to the project at the Nov. 20 meeting following a Committee of the Whole hearing where there were no speakers for or against, nor were there any letters.
The vote was unanimous.
The project will add two more restaurants and more space for gaming and special events to the facility, located in the 20300 block of Fraser Highway.
The two-storey addition will be built on the south side of the casino where it faces Fraser Highway, in the location where taxis and motorcycles currently park.
Plans call for an upscale “Atlas” steak and seafood restaurant, with a smaller casual “Chow” dining spot along with an additional gaming area and washrooms on the ground floor. A roof patio and special occasion area will go upstairs. The expanded gaming space will make the casino playing floor about 10 per cent roomier.
The roof would include a raised garden so Atlas can grow its own herbs and some vegetables.
It’s estimated the 23,000 square foot expansion will create roughly 100 full- and part-time jobs.
“We are thrilled that council has unanimously approved the renovation plans for Cascades Casino,” said casino director of PR Tanya Gabara.
The latest expansion comes after the 2014 renovations that created the current Match and buffet restaurants.
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