Work is moving quickly to build a 380-space parking garage on land northwest of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, at 1777 NW 44th Street in Lincoln City.
The project began in late July of 2017.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort Director of Facilities Sean Sheridan said weather and manpower has challenged the project.
“The weather is always a challenge on the Oregon Coast,” he said. “Some weather delays pushed us back a little, but we are back on track and looking forward to completion in the Fall. Also manpower is tough to keep people on the job with the low workforce available in Oregon right now.”
Sheridan said the parking structure is a key element for the casino’s future development.
“We host many events, not only for our guests, but also for our community,” he said. “A great example is Pixiefest, which is a partnership with the Lincoln City Kiwanis Club. We also have several convention groups that require additional parking so we can accommodate our regular guests in addition to our convention groups.”
Chinook Winds Casino Resort General Manager Mike Fisher said in an earlier release that the parking facility would benefit the community.
“It will allow us to look at future growth opportunities that will not only benefit our Tribe, but the surrounding community as well," Fisher said.
When asked if there are any other plans for another parking structure, or additional parking spaces, Sheridan said, “Right now we are focused on this project and making sure of our diligence in being environmentally responsible and finishing the project on time. “
Specific cost details about the construction project have yet to be released by casino officials.
Eugene-based Chambers Construction is building the parking structure. Worthgroup Architecture designed the project.