Magnolia Bluff Casino — Natchez, Mississippi

Services Provided:
Construction Management

Location: edge of the Mississippi River at the end of the Natchez Trace

Start: Oct 2011
40,020 sq. ft. casino
99,000 sq. ft. parking ramp

Magnolia Bluff Casino is perched on the edge of the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS, just 1/4 mile from the site that Jim Bowie fought his historic knife fight. The project is built at the terminous of the Natchez Trace on a historic site called "under the hill" where 90% of the cotton was shipped from prior to the civil war. The Natchez Trace was considered the first interstate transportation travelway that linked Nashville Tn. to Natchez, 495 miles of Indian trails and colonial roads to reach international markets.

The site is being leased from the city for 99 years and represents a partnership that includes building a 307 stall, poured-in-place, concrete parking ramp (99,000 sqft) and land based casino (40,020 sqft). The project started October 27, 2011 and runs 7 days-a-week with key contractors from the area and nationally. The design architect is from Las Vegas, Ed Vance and Associates. Other designers include Hayward - Backer doing soil retention from Atlanta, Burns Colley Dennis handling slope stability from Jackson MS, and SCA structural engineering from Sugarland Tx.