By Josh Resnek
Encore Boston Harbor, the Everett casino-hotel project now coming to completion has been named the number one project in Massachusetts.
According to the Boston Business Journal at $1,516,000,000, this project is the largest in Massachusetts and is nearly 70% complete.
It is set to open in June, 2019.
The BBJ $1.516 million price tag for the Encore casino/hotel is a great distance away from Wynn Resorts estimates of total expenses for the development.
There is about a $1 billion discrepancy that remains largely unexplained by Wynn officials.
Suffolk Construction is the builder of the casino/hotel.
Wynn officials have tagged the price for land acquisition, environmental mitigation, construction and the build out of interior amenities and furnishings at $2.5 billion.
The closest project in size and dollars to the Everett casino/ hotel is the $950,000,000 Echelon Seaport development only 30% complete right now.
Echelon, like the casino/hotel, is advertised as a ve star luxury residential destination on the Seaport waterfront.
Boston Children’s Hospital is in third place with a $550,000,000 addition that is scheduled to open in June 2021.
Number four, is The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residence. At $413,000,000 another of the giant luxury developments dominating the construction world in Boston at this time.
Number five, One Seaport Square, already completed, is a marquee development of one, two and three bedroom units and studios as well in the Seaport development district.
Total cost: $400,000,000.
In sixth position, Partners Health Care with a development in Somerville costing $335,000,000.
Number seven, The MathWorks Inc, will be complete in Natick in November.
Total cost: $270,000,000.
Number eight: The Clippership Wharf Project is rolling along and is 65% complete.
Total cost: $225,000,000.
UMASS Boston is at number nine with a huge road and infrastructure project headed by the Bond Brothers (originally from Everett).
Total cost: $224,000,000.
Coming in at number ten is Boston Medical Center with a $207,000,000 addition opening in December, 2019.
Suffolk Construction, headed by John Fish, has either built or is building six out of the top ten developments.