Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 12:36 p.m.
Clark County commissioners have green-lighted plans for a new 26-story hotel-casino on Flamingo Road.
Currently home of the Fortune Hotel & Suites just west of Paradise Road, the plot of land between the Tuscany and the recently fire-damaged Key Largo could be transformed into The Dynasty Hotel & Casino as soon as 2015.
While the property has never offered gaming in the past, the county’s approval entered Las Vegas Lucky Investments LLC into to the state-approved Gaming Enterprise District, allowing it to apply for a gaming license and open a 100,000-square-foot casino.
Las Vegas Lucky Investments bought the property in March 2012 for more than $11 million, according to Clark County records.
But Shuiyan Cheng, the company’s owner, declined an interview for this story, saying it’s too early to comment.
Greg Borgel, a planning consultant from Moreno & Associates working on the project, said the resort will bring 2,000 construction jobs and 1,400 permanent jobs to the area.
That contribution was a selling point for Commissioner Mary Beth Scow.
“I think this is an exciting project,” Scow said. “I think that it’s a boom to this area and an improvement to the economy.”
And plans for the resort might grow before construction starts.
Las Vegas Lucky Investments originally applied to build a 30-story, 794-room resort. But given the property’s height and proximity to McCarran International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration denied the application and limited the tower to 26 stories.
The company plans to appeal for a taller building to build more rooms but, Borgel said, there are other options if that fails.
“We can build another tower at the approved height and make up for those lost rooms,” he said.
Regarding the name, Borgel said, Dynasty does not reflect a Chinese resort theme similar to Resorts World Las Vegas. It reflects the company’s Chinese ownership.