Rush Street Gaming, owners of the up and coming Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York decided to drop their plans to build an 80-foot pylon sign on the property. Only several days after the company released new renderings of the upcoming project, Rush Street made headlines once again after making a move that many saw as a quiet surrender.
Ever since it announced the massive sign, the company was target of critics who called it garish; residents in the city also didn’t seem to approve the idea. Nonetheless, Rush Street never showed any hesitation to follow through with construction. That is until Wednesday when the operator submitted new plans for signs on its 60-acre property. The documentation was handed over to the city’s Planning Commission and revealed that Rush Street Gaming had omitted the pylon sign from the latest plan.
The operator issued a statement through a public relations company informing interested parties that the pylon sign wasn’t included in the signage package anymore. Rush Street pointed out that even though the company got approval from the city, the shareholders decided to drop the idea in order to “bring the best possible development to the City of Schenectady.”
Rivers Casino & Resort is a project that is expected to cost around $480 million. The property will get condominiums, two hotel building, a bike path, a pedestrian walkway and many other amenities. Nonetheless, the real attraction, aside from the 50,000 square feet casino floor, is considered to be the lagoon with slips for 50 boats.
When it comes to the gaming offer, visitors will get a chance to try 1,150 slot machines, 63 table games and join a total of 16 poker tables. River Casino & Resort announced it plans to open its doors for customers in the first quarter of 2017.