Casino project moving forward

Moncton – Plans for Casino New Brunswick will move forward toight when the project goes before the Greater Moncton Planning District Commission.

The commission will consider some of the finer points of the site plan for the Moncton casino, to be built by Sonco Gaming New Brunswick Ltd.

The central details of the CAD 90-million project were announced in July and the casino is expected to open in the spring of 2010.

The site design as it now stands includes three buildings including a hotel, the casino, and a building with a convention centre and entertainment space.

One of the items before the planning commission for approval is a request to allow more than one main building on the site.

Another item deals with several variances requested by Sonco, including things like the sizes of entrances and exits, and the maximum building height.