Posted September 06, 2018 05:01:20 The future of the world’s most powerful city is uncertain, as the government prepares to announce it is looking to build the world of the casino.
“It’s not going to happen overnight,” Cardiff City Mayor Nick Hogg said.
The council is currently considering plans for a casino, but a new development, the Forest City Development Corporation, has the potential to bring a casino to the city.
“We’re looking at some options to do something with the city,” Mr Hogg told Sky News.
The council hopes to announce the site at the end of the month, but the council’s chairman, Steve Taylor, says the city is not set to be “too excited”. “
I think the casino would be something we’d consider in a very short space of time, given the economic opportunity.”
The council hopes to announce the site at the end of the month, but the council’s chairman, Steve Taylor, says the city is not set to be “too excited”.
“We haven’t even started looking at any sites yet, because we haven’t had any bids,” he said.
“The most exciting part is when we get that news from the government, we’ll be able to really get excited about the future of Cardiff.”
The casino could be a major attraction for the city, but some residents fear it could lead to more problems.
“People are not happy about the casino and they’re really concerned,” Cardiff resident John Maitland said.
“[They’re] very upset about the noise and noise pollution and the pollution of the sea and the water and all that, and they don’t want to see it happening.”
The plan for the Forest View development is to build on a site previously owned by the Welsh Government and include a hotel, hotel apartments and offices, as well as a casino.
It is understood a number of properties have been eyed for development, including a number owned by former Welsh Government leader Nick Davies.
Cardiff’s current plans have included plans to build two new sports stadiums, but they are currently stalled.
Cardiff city council’s chief executive, Stephen McManus, said it was important the council recognised its responsibility to the public and its citizens to protect the environment.
“This development is one of the biggest environmental projects that Cardiff has ever undertaken,” Mr McManu said.
Mr McMenus said it would be difficult for the council to meet its own targets of renewable energy, but there were some positives to be had.
“All of those other projects have been good for Cardiff,” he told the BBC.
“If we were to have another one, I think we’d do better.”
It is hoped the casino will help boost tourism, which has been weak for years.
But the council is also concerned about how it will affect the environment, and the city’s air quality, with some residents concerned the casino could contribute to pollution.