LPCiminelli Hired to Construct Meadows Racetrack and Casino Project
Expecting to be awarded a casino license in the fall, operators of The Meadows race track have hired LPCiminelli as construction manager for the planned $450 million Meadows Racetrack and Casino project.
LPCiminelli managed the construction and renovation of major gaming and racing projects at nearby Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, Wheeling, W.Va., and is working on a track in Saratoga, N.Y.
LPCiminelli, of Buffalo, N.Y. will oversee work on a temporary casino and the permanent, 250,000-square-foot, two-story casino, which would hold 3,000 slot machines at the harness track in Washington County, Pa.
LPCiminelli is the new corporate name for the region's largest general contractor, formerly Louis P. Ciminelli Construction Cos.
The Meadows would likely be the first bidder awarded a casino license in the Pittsburgh region by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Pittsburgh will also receive one, stand-alone slots casino license.
Meadows PA LLC is the holding company for The Meadows. The track's owner, Mahna Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: MECA) of Toronto, plans to sell the 43-year-old harness racing facility to Millennium Gaming of Las Vegas, which intends to have slots parlor open by January in a temporary facility adjacent to the harness track.
The Meadows casino's architect is Climas Green Liang Architects Inc., of Toronto.