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The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and its economic-development corporation are building an $8 million recreational vehicle resort and a $4.7 million office building in Northeast Salem, Ore.
According to the Statesmen Journal, the projects, spread over 18.5 acres of land, represent another step to broaden the range of the tribe’s assets, and reduce its reliance on gambling-related revenue, said Brenda Bremner, the tribe’s general manager.
“Part of it is based on diversifying our business ventures,” she said. “We’ve looked for a number of years at an RV park. Based on demand, and with a lot more people doing the RV thing, (the tribe) thought it would be close to the highway and a good central stopping area.”
Construction recently began on both projects, which are slated for completion around mid-February, said Neil Amondson of The Kirkbride Group of Lacey, Wash., the project manager for the resort and office building.
The 140-site, 14.5-acre Hee Hee Illahee RV resort will feature a swimming pool, clubhouse, spa, wireless Internet access, laundry machines, and electrical and plumbing hookups.
The new 39,000-square-foot office building neighboring the resort will house various offices of the tribe.