Developer Dan O'Leary will present his gambling complex proposal at the monthy Gwinnett Village CID meeting Thursday.
O'Leary's plan, which surfaced in February and had been a buzzworthy news item until it was presented in front of the , lays out the full details of the $1 billion gaming facility that would cover much of the OFS site near I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard in the Norcross area.
The facility would have video lottery terminals, a hotel, offices, retail and dining, including ). O'Leary also has emphasized in the past on how the complex could make $350 million annually for pre-kindergarten and the HOPE scholarship.
"Our proposed project is a silver bullet, and it's the only silver bullet that I'm aware of for fully funding both pre-K and HOPE now and for generations to come," O'Leary said at the lottery board meeting.
O'Leary has been working with the Gwinnett Village CID for some time to make the plan ideal for the area. In April, the developer announced how he has promised to donate some of the , whether it's a light rail, a bus stop or an extension of MARTA.
“This is a huge investment for the I-85 corridor and helps us to attract high quality economic development like the proposed mixed-use entertainment complex,” Chuck Warbington, executive director of the community improvement district, said in a press release.
The Gwinnett Village CID meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Gwinnett Village CID office, located at 5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross. It's open to the public, and O'Leary will also be answering questions.