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Developer Offers Foxborough Residents Glimpse Of Proposed Casino

An artist's rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Foxborough (Courtesy)

An artist's rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Foxborough (Courtesy)

Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn has unveiled a proposed design for a casino in Foxborough.

An artist's rendering of the interior of the proposed Wynn casino in Foxborough (Courtesy)

An artist's rendering of the interior of the proposed Wynn casino in Foxborough (Courtesy)

The CEO of Wynn Resorts has mailed a brochure and 20-minute DVD showing the basic design to thousands of Foxborough residents.

An artist’s rendering shows a broad building that appears to be about seven stories high. It’s designed to look like a cabin, with a forest theme. The plan includes a skating rink that could be used by residents year-round.

The casino would be part of a complex with a hotel, restaurants and spa. The billion-dollar development would be built on land off of Route 1 belonging to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Town residents have to approve the casino proposal before it could be considered by the state for a casino license. The plan has run into opposition from many residents who worry that a casino would add to traffic congestion and crime.

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  • Jim Bolduc

    I think this could help bring alot of jobs to this area and help the economy.  I’m all for it

  • Ted

    Greed…and more greed.  It’s time to examine the real costs of this flawed plan:  destruction of our community with traffic jams and sprawl to gratify the lust for profit by developers who don’t care in the least what everyone else has to pay and to endure.  

  • Alex G.

    Usually when a developer needs approval for a casino at an open town meeting in order to build it, the residents of that town will reject it.  A town like Foxborough has a better tax base than many other towns, so they really aren’t hurting for it that much.

    Taunton, on the other hand, has a poor tax base and is a city.  The developer need only win over the mayor and council of Taunton to get approval there, and they are receptive in that city to a casino.  And is it really feasible to have a casino in both Foxborough and in Taunton, in addition to Lincoln, RI and two casinos in eastern Connecticut?  That’s just way too many in that region of New England to be supported.  Forget Foxborough, the developer is wasting their time.

  • Helenef19333

    Traffic in that area, especially at game time, is really off the charts. Imagine how bad it would be if a casino were put in there?  Terrible, residents don’t need that and neither to people who use that route for coming and going anywhere. That casino needs to be taken right off the table.

  • Guest

    It’s a Big HO-tel?

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