One of the numerous groups looking to develop a New York City casino has rolled out plans for an eye-catching project just south of the United Nations headquarters in Midtown.
6sqft reports that Soloviev Group has recently announced a partnership Mohegan on a project called Freedom Plaza, which would bring a hotel, two residential high-rises, open space, a "democracy" museum, and a massive Ferris wheel to a site on 1st Avenue between 38th and 41st Streets.
Soloviev is the owner of the site, while Mohegan is an extension of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians, which operates eight casino resorts.
The team joins a crowded field of applicants for the coveted casino licenses, including Caesars Entertainment and SL Green, Thor Equities, Mets owner Steve Cohen, Related Cos. and Wynn Resorts, and Saks Fifth Avenue owner Hudson's Bay Company.
- Midtown East (Urbanize NYC)