TIVERTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Twin River wants to build an 85,000 square foot casino and adjoining hotel in Tiverton.
The construction plans were laid out for residents Monday night in a meeting before the town council.
Casino Chairman John Taylor touted the multiple construction and casino jobs the new facility would bring to Tiverton, plus a promised tax break of $4m.
“We went to 35 or 40 people’s homes and restaurants to talk about this so this is really predicated on what we heard,” said Taylor.
One councilman is skeptical, regarding the predicted tax break.
“I just don’t want people to get the raw deal. If we’re promised four million, then we only get a million and two, people are going to be like look at these crooked politicians so just give the people an honest, if you’re going to vote on it, give them the truth,” said Town Councilman Joseph Sousa.
The 23 acre developments would be built on Stafford Road, only 400 feet from the Fall River city line.
A public hearing on whether or not the casino should be built in Tiverton will take place next Monday night, followed by a vote to determine if the casino should be on the ballot.