The Proposed Project site (project site) is located near the northeast corner of the City of Ridgecrest (City) in Kern County. The project site consists of approximately 26.5 level acres, and is currently vacant land, located at 1404 North China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. East Inyokern Road bounds the project site to the north, Ward Avenue to the south, Mclean Street and Kimball Road to the east, and North China Lake Boulevard to the west. The Naval Air Weapons Station-China Lake is located immediately north and east of the project site.
The Proposed Project consists of two phases, and would total approximately 35,000 to 50,000 square feet (sf) of building space plus a 52,000 sf convention center and 100-room hotel at full buildout. Phase 1 includes the construction of a casino, players club, retail shop, coffee shop and buffet, bar and lounge, meeting space, back of house space, and parking, totaling approximately 25,000 to 30,000 sf. Phase 2 would include a casino expansion and restaurant, totaling approximately 10,000 to 20,000 sf, plus an additional 52,000 sf convention center and a 100-room hotel with a swimming pool and outdoor deck area. The Proposed Project will contribute to the economy of both the City and the Tribe by providing a safe and secure entertainment and restaurant venue, and will provide additional job opportunities for Tribal and non-Tribal members.
A public meeting to receive comments on the Draft TEIR will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Kerr McGee Community Center, 100 W California Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555.