PROPOSED CASINO DISAPPROVED BY U.S. GOVT
Th Kewadin Casino proposed for Lansing was denied by the US Department of the Interior in July 2017. See news article below for more information.
Tribal Organization: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
KEWADIN CASINO LANSING
Michigan Avenue and Cedar Street
(Adjacent to the Lansing Center)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians hope to build this Kewadin Casino in downtown Lansing. It will be a 125,000-square-foot facility costing and estimated $245 million. Employment is estimated at 1,500 permanent jobs plus 700 construction jobs.
In December 2013 the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a federal injunction placed a year before. This reversal allows the tribe to move forward with their application to the U.S. Interior Department to take the land into federal trust for the purpose of gaming.
More legal hurdles will follow. However, if finally approved, there will be two phases of construction. A temporary casino will be
built at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Larch Street. A permanent casino will
be built later on a larger site along Larch Street.