Casino will be at the old Concord site
Empire Resorts has won the casino lottery. Its Montreign/Adelaar proposal was approved by Albany on December 17th. The site for the new casino will be the old Concord Resort site in Monticello. This was not the surprising news. (The general consensus was that this is where the site would be.) The real surprising news was that this is the only site approved in the Catskill/Hudson Valley region. No proposed sites in Ulster or more importantly Orange counties were approved.
Obviously this puts Sullivan County in a very strong position. One that it has not enjoyed in a very long time. Will this be the economic boom that this county has been searching for since the late seventies? We will see, but today was a huge step in that direction.
It will be interesting to see the surge of prospector money that floods the area over the next twelve to twenty-four months. Prices are sure to rise.
Below is a map search of the area surrounding the site. Right now it defaults to residential only listings, but click the “search criteria” tab to see commercial and land listings as well.