Gazette: More casino proposals for Cedar Rapids emerge

By. B.A. Morelli

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two separate proposals for new casinos in Cedar Rapids will go before the City Council next week, according to documents released Friday.

Plans include a revival of the failed 2014 casino proposal now called Cedar Crossing on the River, and a new pitch called Cedar Crossing Central, which would replace the Five Seasons Parking Ramp near the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center.

The Cedar Rapids Development Group, which was behind the Cedar Crossing bid rejected by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission in 2014, is involved in both…

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