The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is expected to vote Monday on the final design plans for the MGM casino.
The council has held five public hearings on the plans for the $950 million casino development. Councilors have voted to attach conditions to the project to address the concerns raised by some abutters about traffic, parking and pedestrian access.
The council Monday will weigh MGM’s controversial request to eliminate a 25-story hotel that had been part of the original design.
City Council President Mike Fenton said the lengthy review process, which began in mid-January is not interfering with MGM’s construction schedule.
" So long as these deliberations are concluded by March 1st, I've been given every assurance that there won't be any issues," said Fenton.
MGM continues to demolish buildings on the site to prepare for construction of the casino.