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Ak-Chin Public Use and Commercial Area Master Plan

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Public Use and Commercial Area Master Plan identifies future land uses and provides design guidance for the area surrounding the Harrah’s Casino and tribal development located west of the casino.   The commercial area portion of the Master Plan focuses on maximizing tribal self-sufficiency by leveraging an existing casino and enhancing existing tribal enterprises and operations.  The public use portion of the plan provides areas for expansion of tribal operations, housing and recreation facilities in manner that respects existing, historic development, celebrates the culture of the community and supports healthy lifestyles.  Complementing the master plan are design guidelines to support the Master Plan vision and promote development that respectfully celebrates the Ak-Chin Indian Community and culture.  As a result of this plan, the tribe has already moved forward with developing a portion of the master plan entertainment district.  This project included extensive public engagement, informal community survey and working with a technical committee and the casino.

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