BUFFALO, NY - The first phase of construction on the $333 million Seneca Buffalo
Creek Casino project is underway in downtown Buffalo. The site is two blocks
east of HSBC Arena.
Two construction cranes and pile-driving crews are installing sheet piling
around the perimeter of the Cobblestone District site. The work will take about
a month. Then excavation will begin in mid-March.
By August the erections of the steel superstructures for the 3-story casino, the
22-story hotel, and a parking garage will start. Construction will continue for
the next two years. The casino will open in the spring 2010 and the hotel in the
A spokesman for the Seneca Gaming Corp., Philip J. Pantano, said "We're excited
to be taking the first big step on what will be one of the largest private
development projects in Buffalo's history. We're on time with the schedule we've
always talked about for the permanent facility, and we have a history of
completing projects we set out to do."
The original project was $125 million for a permanent casino to replace their
temporary one. Then four months ago, the hotel was added to the project. It will
have 206 suites and increases the total project to $333 million.
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