The changes are just the first step in the approval process. Developers want to build a casino, entertainment complex and golf club on nearly 380 acres south of the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.
They still lack a gaming license, though they are likely to bid on the license from the Admiral Casino in downtown St. Louis, which could become available next year. A number of federal, state and local agencies also need to give their approval.
"We kind of limited ourselves here to is this an appropriate location from a casino," said Glenn Powers, the county's director of planning.
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