The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria is proposing to expand the existing Graton Resort & Casino with the development of a new 200-room hotel wing.

The project is outlined in a new Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report submitted to Sonoma County.

The proposed project will be similar in style and height to the existing hotel, and will include new meeting rooms, and the expansion of the banquet area, mezzanine transfer space, back of house space, and circulation space.

The new wing will be built on an existing resort parking lot and will connect to the existing hotel.

Completion of the new wing and expansion of the banquet area will surround the pool and allow access to other parts of the resort.

The proposed project will employ approximately 1,000 people during the construction phase and an additional 150 staff after opening.

The casino opened in 2013, and expanded with a 200-room hotel in November 2016. Cost for that expansion was $175 million.

A Town Hall meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 ant Stony Point Christian Fellowship, 4074 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa, to address the project’s possible neighborhood impacts, and mitigation measures.