A computer rendering of what the hotel may look like.
(Rising Sun, Ind.) – A new 100 room hotel at Rising Star Casino is closer to breaking ground after the plans earned the approval of Rising Sun City Council.
On July 5, the Rising Sun City Council voted 5-0 to approve the Rising Sun Plan Commission’s recommendation for changes to the casino’s planned unit development, Mayor Branden Roeder said.
The PUD now heads back to the city plan commission where specific details can be worked out. Roeder said he anticipates the construction on the hotel beginning in August or September.
“It’s going to hopefully bring in more revenue for the casino and more people into our restaurants and shops in Rising Sun,” said Roeder.
The hotel first announced last October is being built by Rising Sun Ohio County First and the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. There was a snag in its progress when neighbors of the property began to raise concerns with the city.
At the same July 5 meeting, city council approved $100,000 for the Rising Sun Port Authority to build an airplane hangar near the newly expanded Rising Sun Boat Ramp. The hanger would house seaplanes from Mac’s Seaplane Service.
The new business offers seaplane tours taking off and landing on the Ohio River.
Roeder said some permits are still needed before the hangar could be built.