The first elements of a work force that will eventually total about 4,000 people are beginning to show up at the site of the Boston-area resort planned by Wynn Resorts for a 33-acre waterfront site in Everett.
The Associated Press reported that “construction equipment and workers” began putting in their first appearances late last week.. The Wynn Resorts explanation is that they were there for pre-construction work
Wynn spokesmen say it will take them about three years to clean up and build on the former site of a chemical plant on the Mystic River.
Wynn expects to spend about $1.7 billion on what it sees as a five-star hotel and casino complete with a number of non-gaming amenities. The company has billed it as the largest private development in Massachusetts, the first time it has taken its Las Vegas and Macau business model to a major U.S. city.
The first activity at the Everett site comes about two weeks after Wynn received a key state environmental certificate, capping, according to the AP, “a contentious three-year public review.”
Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: [email protected].