International giant Wynn Resorts has a brand new Executive Vice President and General Counsel stepping into the role and her name is Ellen Whittemore who is replacing outgoing Kim Sinatra. In the meantime, the new casino resort operated by the company, Encore Boston Harbor has entered its final phase of construction as time progresses and its launch date in the summer of 2019 approaches with full throttle.
The official announcement of Wynn Resorts’ new leading figure came this Friday bringing the work experience of Ms. Whittemore to the company’s structure. Her name is associated with Las Vegas-based law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP and her introduction to the leading position is expected to bring benefits to the future operation. As previously reported by CasinoGamesPro, the company’s former Executive Vice President and General Counsel Kim Sinatra stepped down from her position on 15th July as a result of largest shareholder Elaine Wynn’s campaign “Restore Wynn”, striving to improve the company’s reputation.
While this is happening, the state of Massachusetts is preparing for the official launch of Wynn Resorts in June 2019 and ahead of the opening, there is still a lot to be done. Since the location of the new casino resort has been among the highly debated choices of the gaming developer and operator, community has been interested in how the pollution cleanup has been going so far. The environmental remediation has been in progress for the past almost a year on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, where the future casino resort is rising, but as it has been recently confirmed the process is now finished.
As much as 1 million tons of potentially dangerous sediment had to be removed from the site of the future integrated resort in order to make it safe for the guests of the $2.5-billion Encore Boston Harbor. Even though the initially confirmed plan for action which aimed to erase the negative impact of previously operating Monsanto plant proclaimed that the cleanup would not surpass the price tag of $30 million, the final tally proved different.
Construction Progresses Bringing Future Plans Revelation
According to the ultimate estimations, this much-needed environment remediation amounted to some $68 million invested by the international casino developer. With the help of this larger budget, Wynn Resorts ensured that the process went as intended and provided the expected results, making the area contamination-free. While the finalization of this cleanup was coming into effect, another new project has been announced and it is going to bring even more benefits to the future operation.
This Monday is set to witness the official hearing of the Planning Board in relation to a proposed new parking lot linked to Encore Boston Harbor. As it has been publicly announced the future casino resort aims to feature an open-air spacious parking across the street of its property. According to the estimations, the first half a year is expected to bring quite the surge of interest to the site and this is inevitably going to result in the overpopulation of the region, introducing many new vehicles seeking convenient parking spots in the vicinity of the resort.
In an attempt to meet the expectations of future customers, the casino developer is seeking to create a parking lot which would be in operation for as many as 36 months only. The ultimate goal for the lot would be to produce new parking spots for up to 850 vehicles at once which would be a significant alleviation of the operation. As it has been confirmed, once the operation of Encore Boston Harbor commences developer would eye future construction as well, bringing another hotel tower accompanied by more retail space in the future following the three-year operation of the parking lot.
As many as 4,000 permanent job positions would be opened within the range of the casino resort, boosting the local market significantly. Stakes for the new location are set high as it is going to be the second commercial casino resort within the borders of Massachusetts. Interest towards the resorts was already demonstrated, as the first wedding ceremony to be hosted at the venue has already been booked for 26th October 2019 and the lucky Caitlin Ellis and Brendan Costin are from Everett.