Casinos As Entertainment District Anchors
"Hoping to transform [Palm Springs] into a vast entertainment district, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is seeking permission to turn a square-mile portion of the downtown core into a multibillion-dollar complex featuring high-rises, shopping malls, restaurants, a theme park and a second casino... City officials say the tribe is not legally obligated to seek the city's blessings for its plan or even zoning changes because it is located on sovereign land... The Agua Caliente tribe describes the plan as a vision for 'a unique and cohesive district with its own identity, which is separate but linked to downtown Palm Springs.' The tribe compares it to Pleasure Island in Orlando, Fla., an entertainment complex that includes eight nightclubs and evening street parties set off by music and fireworks."
Thanks to Chris Steins