A proposed plan by Encore On line casino in Everett to redevelop the world throughout the road into an 1,800-seat leisure venue, 20,000 sq. ft of eating places and a big parking storage has been placed on ice.
Per week in the past, the Massachusetts Gaming Fee was set to debate the proposed improvement. Within the meantime, the plans modified.
“Some points got here up with respect as to whether it’s a part of the gaming institution or not, that has sure impacts on their improvement, in addition to COVID and different issues that they’re contemplating at this cut-off date,” stated Joe Delaney, the fee’s chief of neighborhood affairs.
Delaney added that, as soon as a brand new analysis is full, Encore will carry the plan to the Gaming Fee to find out whether or not these additions might be thought-about a part of the gaming institution grounds. As soon as that course of is completed, Encore will proceed with the Everett Planning Board and different concerned events.
Encore representatives weren’t current through the assembly, and Delaney stated the corporate didn’t give a timeline on when they’ll return the plan.
“We’re happy with the progress we’re making on designing a improvement plan that may act as a springboard to create a Decrease Broadway Leisure District,” an Encore spokesperson stated. “We proceed to evolve that plan and can current it to the Massachusetts Gaming Fee on the applicable time.”
Matthew Lattanzi, director of Planning and Growth and assistant metropolis solicitor in Everett, stated by e-mail that Everett “is worked up to assessment this transformative redevelopment proposed by the Encore staff,” and referred to as the world “a longtime house to industrial and ugly makes use of” that “by no means had its true potential explored.”
“The Metropolis has been actively assembly with Encore officers to debate their newly proposed improvement, known as the ‘East of Broadway Growth’. Our conferences with the Growth staff over these previous few months have helped to form the undertaking all through its design… of a Vacation spot District in Everett’s Decrease Broadway space,” Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria stated in an announcement.
Gaming Fee officers additionally introduced that 12 poker tables can be returning to Encore subsequent month, after being shut down for a number of months attributable to COVID-19.