Wynn Resorts announced that it has completed its 2,000th test of soil and water from borings on the 33-acre former Monsanto chemical plant site where the $1.7 billion Wynn Resort in Everett will be located. The boring tests analyzed bedrock, soil composition and water flow and marked an important pre-construction milestone that paves the way for site cleanup and building of the five-star international destination resort.
“Contaminants have been leaching into the Mystic River every day for decades, so completing our testing is an important step towards reversing the neglect and transforming this barren brownfield into a spectacular public waterfront park that all can enjoy,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Wynn Everett. “With testing finished, we can map out our remediation plan and be confident of no surprises when work begins…which will be soon.”
Wynn is expected to spend $20 to $30 million to clean up the waterfront site along the Mystic River that has been inaccessible and unusable to the public for more than 100 years. No public funds will be used to remediate the site. The cleanup is planned to begin in fall of 2015 with construction starting in 2016.
The waterfront greenway will be a highlight of the Wynn Resort in Everett and will include public amenities such as a picnic park, gazebo, viewing deck, pavilion, bicycle and pedestrian paths, retail esplanade with waterfront shopping and dining, water ferry/taxi service to Boston Harbor, living shoreline and more.