The Clock Tower Area Experiences Double the Property Crime Compared to Downtown Rockford has been plagued with a bad reputation for crime, and because of this, misinformation about safety spreads like a wildfire. There is concern from some citizens that placing a casino downtown would be a bad idea due to potential crime.
What does it mean to have an Urban Casino at the WATERPOWER ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN DOWNTOWN ROCKFORD?
“Nothing develops around casinos because they are destination points. People go to them game, eat, and go home.” -Senator Dave Syverson Many, including our Senator Dave Syverson, believe the Clock Tower Casino proposal is best for Rockford because early regional casinos were built at the fringe of communities and replicating that is easy. And, while […]
An urban casino must seamlessly integrate into the surrounding area to be the most successful. The place where our casino must sit is a place where entertainment and commercial developments are in proximity. The Downtown Rockford area has a lot to offer the local and tourist alike!
Downtown Rockford has improved and flourished in the past 5-10 years. Rock River Casino West Group believes that a casino would attract even more people to the downtown area. Casinos can be a great tool for urban regeneration and redevelopment. A properly planned and executed casino can have a far greater and positive impact than […]
In the past, those in charge of planning the location of casinos have chosen to put them far from the traditional central businesses districts, or the downtown area. These planners and government officials have decided to locate the casinos far from the central business and entertainment areas of a town, finding casinos and other types […]
Rockford will finally get a casino. Locations are being proposed, including our plan for a downtown, urban casino at the Waterpower Entertainment District. There is still hesitation from some people to a downtown location, with many expressing their feelings that the downtown is a “dead zone”- but this couldn’t be further from the truth.