With Special Election on Saturday, Wynn Unveils New 3-D Model

June 20, 2013
Mayor Carlo DeMaria looks over the 3-D model of the proposed casino with Gamal Aziz, Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Resorts.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria looks over the 3-D model of the proposed casino with Gamal Aziz, Chief
Operating Officer of Wynn Resorts.

With the backdrop of a special election on Saturday,  representatives of Wynn Resorts, including the President and Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Development Gamal Aziz, were on hand last Thursday, June 13 to unveil a new three dimensional model of the proposed resort casino and other improvements they hope to make to the site on lower Broadway, near the Mystic River.

The beautiful 3-D model was impressive in showing the scope and grandeur of the proposed casino development, but more impressive were the planned improvements to the site including a new riverwalk, pier and docking facilities for ferry services, a beautiful new Winter Garden and outside amphitheater situated toward the waterfront.

Also impressive was the high-rise 551 room Wynn hotel that would tower over the entire resort and be instantly visible from downtown Boston.

Aziz, who is in charge of developing and building the proposed resort casino, if the proposal is successful in its bid for the lone eastern Massachusetts gaming license, noted that the proposed casino resort will be an “integrated resort casino” with “high quality amenities” such as shopping, spas, restaurants and other recreational assets.

“We hope to create a destination for tourism,” on the site, explained Aziz, who also noted that the current proposal is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see a formerly industrial site cleaned up and re-purposed for the benefit of the entire community.

Aziz also pointed out that the proposal would create 3,700 new jobs, many of which would be available to Everett residents.

The three dimensional model will be on display at the Everett United offices in city square on Chelsea Street for the foreseeable future and will likely remain so, at least through this weekend’s public vote on the proposal, Saturday, June 22.

Wynn Resorts is funding the ballot question election, as required by the state’s new gaming law. Without a positive outcome in Saturday’s election, the casino resort proposal will not be able to go forward with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

According to City Clerk Michael Matarazzo,  between 35 to 40 percent of eligible voters are predicted to go to the polls.  “This is a very large turnout for a special election,” Matazarro said on Tuesday morning as the Independent was getting ready to go to press. Matazarro reminds voters that their usual polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.