Wynn MA, LLC, announced Tuesday that it had filed its Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
The filing follows Wynn’s filing of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and nearly completes a comprehensive, 15-month study required by the Commonwealth to analyze and detail the environmental and transportation impact and remediation associated with a proposed $1.6 billion 5-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Final certification and approval of the FEIR is expected by the state in mid-August of this year.
The filing of the nearly 4,000 page FEIR by Wynn places it significantly ahead of its competitor for the sole gaming license in the Greater Boston area who has only filed its Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report this week. Wynn filed its DEIR on December 16, 2013, and has worked diligently to be the only applicant in the region to have all final, certified environmental impact documents to the Massachusetts Gaming Decision prior to the September license-award target date.
Wynn’s FEIR presents a holistic and sustainable multi-modal transportation strategy that includes water taxis, public transportation, pedestrian access and significant improvements to popular roadways such as Sullivan Square, Route 99, Santilli Circle (Route 16), Sweetser Circle (Route 16) and other thruways. Cleanup of the site of the proposed resort, a former chemical plant and current brownfield that has been inaccessible to the public for over a century, is also addressed in Wynn’s FEIR.