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Wynn Resorts Receives Environmental Approval for Boston Harbor Project

Wynn Resorts Receives Environmental Approval for Boston Harbor Project

Steve Wynn’s Wynn Resorts was beset by legal challenges but it still hopes to split ground in the Wynn Boston Harbor project this summer.

Wynn Resorts’ legal battle to get its $2.1 billion project in Everett, near Boston, from the ground received a boost on when the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommended the company for a waterfront development permit friday.

The Everett project, which will be referred to as Wynn Boston Harbor, happens to be beset by legal challenges at every change, despite having been awarded state video gaming license by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in late 2014.

Wynn has been sued by the City of Boston, plus the City of Somerville, throughout the water from the former chemical plant on which project is built. Meanwhile, the populous City of Revere, where a competing Mohegan Sun proposition did not win over the gaming commission, has sued the gaming commission for failing to be won over by its competing proposal.

As the Boston lawsuit was tossed out in December 2015 by a judge whom blasted it to be ‘spurious,’ and filled with ‘inflammatory descriptions,’ and ‘hyperbole,’ the Somerville challenge remained the impediment that is only proceeding.

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Construction was halted four months ago when Somerville’s mayor, Joseph Curtatone appealed the waterfront permit that had initially been approved by the DEP in January. Continue reading Wynn Resorts Receives Environmental Approval for Boston Harbor Project