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Horseshoe Entertainment Casino Terminal & Site Development
BKI was contracted by Horseshoe Entertainment to perform a traffic impact study for their 1,800 - patron riverboat casino to be located on the east side of the Red River in downtown Bossier City.
An existing two-lane roadway provided access to the site, while also serving downtown traffic, vehicles accessing I-20 and major arterial roadways, US 80 and LA 72. Trip generation forecasts for this unique type of development indicated that the two-lane roadway would need to be expanded at its intersection with the Horseshoe site and the I-20 ramp.
Designed bank stabilization, paving, grading, drainage, mooring and docking structures, and utility improvements, including waterlines, gas lines, sewer lines, sewer lift station and force main for a riverboat casino terminal.
This recommendation and others covering signalization, signage and access roadway design insure the developer and Bossier City of an operation which functioned smoothly and acted as a catalyst for downtown redevelopment.
The project included the preparation of construction documents for traffic signal installation on Highway 80/72 and the gaming casino entrance drive.
Boomtown Riverboat Casino Entertainment Complex
BKI was retained by Boomtown Westbank Casino to provide design and construction administration services for the civil, structural, and mechanical design of a 72,000-square foot family entertainment complex.
The project included paved parking for 1,100 vehicles, three traffic signals, complete site utilities, storm drainage and mooring dolphins. The entertainment center included two complete kitchens, three dining areas, a lounge with a stage and bar service, a gift shop, and a children’s game room. Structural design included the two-story building frame analysis including long-span roof trusses to provide clear space in the first and second floor dining and lounge areas and complete foundation design using a composite-pile foundation system. Mechanical design included complete HVAC design for the two-story facility, including ventilation for smoke removal in dining and lounge areas, plumbing, and kitchen ventilation systems.
The approximate cost to construct the entire terminal was $35 million.
Treasure Chest Casino Terminal & Site Development
BKI was contracted by Treasure Chest Casino to develop the site for their riverboat gaming operation on Lake Pontchartrain at Williams Boulevard.
BKI designed concrete roadways, a parking lot, drainage, site utilities, a complete riverboat mooring system with dolphins, harbor dredging, and complete structural and mechanical design of the riverboat entertainment terminal. The terminal is a three-story, steel-frame building on a custom-made steel barge in Lake Pontchartrain that houses a floating entertainment facility with dining, lounges, lobby, sales, and back-of-house offices. The project included design plans and specifications, construction administration and resident inspection.
Construction cost was approximately $6 million.