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Resorts World plans to move forward on the Strip

Resorts World Las Vegas may be picking up steam.

On Wednesday, the owners of property, where they are planning a 3,000 room resort on the north Strip, will ask the zoning commission for approval to move forward.

At one time, the project promised 5,000 construction jobs.

Even so, county officials remain optimistic that Resorts World will eventually be built.

A slumping Chinese economy is believed to be one reason Resorts World Las Vegas has been slow taking shape.

Since the official groundbreaking in May of 2015, most of the visible work has been on the parking garage. The hulking steel structures left over from Boyd Gaming's stalled Echelon project remain for the most part untouched.

Despite appearances, the multi-billion dollar company behind the project remains committed.

8 News NOW learned Tuesday Genting, which is based in MMalaysia, has been filing the necessary paperwork paving the way for further construction.

According to Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, a development agreement is in place, and workers have made significant progress on underground utilities.

"And they just redesigned the front to make it a little bit more jazzy," she said. "I guess for the front entrance so they just did that, but yes they're moving forward which I'm pleased with."

Initial plans called for an indoor/outdoor waterpark and live panda exhibit. The final plans may be much different. Genting is expected to release those next month.

"So, Resorts World is a very key piece especially with the convention authority being across the street and whatever they are going to design. We want to make sure it complimentary as far as roadwork, pedestrian access all those different kinds of things," Giunchigliani said.

One would think the construction site would be crawling with workers to meet their announced 2019 opening date, but for whatever reason that hasn't happened yet.

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