TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Area Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation at its meeting Wednesday regarding the rezoning of county land to allow Churchill Downs to build a casino. The recommendation will now be passed on to Terre Haute City Council for approval.

At its meeting, the commission voted to give a favorable recommendation for the rezoning of a property off of East Margaret Drive in Terre Haute. If approved, the area would be rezoned from an O-1 Agricultural district to a C-3 Regional Commerce District.

The recommendation will now be passed on to the Terre Haute City Council, who will discuss the potential rezoning at its next meeting scheduled for Thursday.

Churchill Downs Inc, the company bringing a casino to Terre Haute, filed an application for approval to build The Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort on the city’s east side on Feb. 7.