Steve Wynn Reveals First Rendering of Everett Gambling Resort to be Called Wynn Harbor Park
Source: Boston Globe
Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn today revealed the first glimpse of his proposed $1.2 billion casino hotel on the Mystic River waterfront, releasing a rendering of a striking tree-lined waterfront development and a modern, bronze-glass hotel.
Wynn, who has designed some of the most elaborate casino hotels on the Las Vegas strip, such as Bellagio, Mirage, and the Wynn and Encore resorts, is calling the local development Wynn Harbor Park. He wants to build the luxury hotel at the former Monsanto Chemical Co. site, a polluted plot of vacant industrial land between Route 99 and commuter rail tracks in Everett, near the Boston city line.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Wynn’s chief operating officer, Gamal Aziz, are scheduled to present the new rendering at a press conference this afternoon.
Wynn is locked in a ferocious winner-take-all battle for the sole Greater Boston resort casino license. The other competitors are Suffolk Downs, which has proposed a casino at the East Boston track with partner Caesars Entertainment, and Foxwoods Resort Casino, which has joined an effort to build a suburban gambling resort off Interstate 495 in Milford.
Suffolk Downs, which for most of 2012 was the only viable contender for the Greater Boston license, was not about to let Wynn hog all the attention today. The track this morning announced a 3:15 p.m. press conference to unveil a new 3D model and updated renderings of its $1 billion gambling resort proposal.
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