The Encore effort to transform a dreary, underutilized gorgeous location along the water to make a park in Everett is good stuff.
This is what has begun on the former General Electric site – a toxic off-limits site that will be turned into a river front, family friendly playground and park.
It is exactly this type of partnership with the city that makes such good sense – and in a place where so much can be done to reclaim the land and the waterfront for generations to come.
What the casino/hotel developers have done and are doing with the casino site itself and this new park is revolutionary when it comes to this city.
For all intents and purposes this city has been landlocked even though it has brilliant ocean and riverfront positions since its founding.
Since the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the 1840’s, Everett’s access to its waterfront for its people has been to be able to look at the waterfront from the Charlestown side of the Mystic River.
This is all part of a vanishing past as the casino/hotel comes to fruition and the new river front park takes on new shape and form.
These new waterfront venues are extraordinary.
So too, is what they are costing.
Encore deserves thanks for these stunning new projects.