The massive MGM International Resort at National Harbor is one step closer to being a reality. Today, the Prince George's County Council approved the plans for the one million square foot complex in an 8-1 vote. This is not too surprising considering how impatient the Prince George's County officials were to get this project off the ground. Construction permits still need to be filed, but work could begin on the casino, hotel and concert theater within the next month. This is insanely fast since MGM only won the bid to develop at National Harbor about seven months ago. So, once the theater, shops, slots and gaming tables arrive in 2016, National Harbor (which already has a giant observation wheel) can officially be named the D.C. area's playground, right?
· MGM gets Prince George's council backing for casino construction at National Harbor [WaPo]
· All Coverage of MGM Resorts International - National Harbor [CDC]