The Westland Mall area on West Broad Street and the former Delphi plant on Georgesville Road are among several sites being considered for Columbus’ future casino site. According to local officials, public input will play a large part in the outcome of these plans.
Several local organizations have been given the task of gathering feedback from the community at large about the possibility of having a casino development in west Columbus.
The next event where you can provide your feedback is at the next Greater Hilltop Area Commission meeting on Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Library Hilltop Branch, 511 S. Hague Ave.
According to GHAC chair Chuck Patterson, “Public input will be sought and the commission will be asked to approve a letter of support for the idea in principle of the casino. Details will be worked out during negotiation but negotiation can only begin with community support.”
I believe it would be wonderful to have a Casino at the Delphi location, We always wanted more business to the West side, & now here it is!! We have tried to bring in new business to the Mall itself & if the casino goes up at the Delphi Location , then maybe just maybe there will be more shopping sites in the Mall, plus many of the locations that are empty could become hotel sites for guests , that would come in from other locations!!! People don't realize what an opportunity it could be for the West side.
This brings new jobs to the areas, our unemployment can go back down since there will be more jobs opening up. Maybe, just maybe someone should look into this. They are right , in one way, the arena district does not need this, But WE the West Side Do.