Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus will unveil the first step of his enterprising plan to bring jobs to Orange County through Montreign Resort Casino in Sullivan County at 7 pm Monday night (May 11) at the Newburgh City Council meeting at City Hall, located on 83 Broadway.

“I have helped facilitate recent meetings with the administration from Montreign and officials from Orange County,” Neuhaus said. “Tonight is the first step of this exciting collaboration and we look forward to building this relationship. Revitalizing Orange County’s economy remains on top of my agenda and this partnership will serve as a great opportunity for our residents.”

Montreign, owned and operated by Empire Resorts, Inc., is located in the Town of Thompson. The resort is proposed to create approximately 3,100 construction jobs during development. The gaming facility, named Adelaar, is proposed to add about 2,200 jobs to the workforce.

Montreign will be fully-operational within two years after the granting of a casino license by the state. Montreign’s partner, EPR Properties, has already begun $40 million in infrastructure work. Once the gaming license is granted, hundreds of millions of dollars in additional construction is expected to occur.

“This is a project of regional significance,” said Charlie Degliomini, executive vice president of Montreign. “We want to elevate Sullivan County’s economy, but we also want to reach out to our neighbors, so that we can all maximize this opportunity. I look forward to working with Mr. Neuhaus and the many communities in Orange County. I’m excited that the County Executive is so passionate about this initiative.”

Neuhaus helped organize a meeting in Goshen last week with Degliomini, City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy and Councilwoman Cindy Holmes to discuss the plan. Neuhaus is expected to hold a public presentation with LPCiminelli, the respected management firm hired to develop and build Montreign, as early as next month.

Montreign Resort Casino will feature an 80,000-square-foot casino with 61 table games and 2,150 slot machines. It will also include a 391-room, 18-story hotel, a variety of restaurants and an entertainment complex. Adelaar is a 1,700-acre destination resort that will include Montreign and an indoor water park with a 350- room family lodge, an entertainment village with restaurants, retail shops, as well as the redesigned Monster Golf Course and areas for boating, skiing, hunting and paintball.

“We have the workforce here in Orange County to help make it all happen,” Neuhaus said. “It’s a win-win for everyone involved and we are appreciative of the opportunity.”

 

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