The board approved the request in September and Pinnacle officials now say the Louisiana casino is on track to open in late summer.
A spokesman for the casino says the roof and the framing of the interior are nearly done and the landscaping is underway.
“It looks really nice. They’ve started to put in some shrubs and bushes, things that need time to grow in,” said casino spokesman Jeff Wright.
The property plans to receive their certificate of occupancy for its office building by February.
Pinnacle officials estimate the Baton Rouge casino will create over 1,000 permanent jobs. The L’Auberge will begin hiring at the beginning of 2012.