There isn’t a homeowner in the city or an apartment dweller who isn’t inconvenienced in their lives by the over-development now taking place in every neighborhood in the city.
Capone spoke about this during a campaign rally Saturday.
He said the over-development needs to be controlled.
He is spot on about this.
If it cannot be controlled, then it needs to be guided by the mayor, or better yet, by someone interested in the well-being and the future of the city rather than an elected public official looking for quid pro quos at every corner, and on every street from developers looking to make a buck off the back of the city and its quality of life.
21-story building would kickoff ‘Triangle’ redevelopment
By JOSH RESNEK
The Zoning Board of Appeals has given unanimous approval for a 21-story apartment building to be built in the residential Triangle area of the city on Spring Street.
This approval does not guarantee the building will go up.
That will take a closer look at market conditions by developers and bankers who will need to raise and borrow about $200 million to make the building appear on a spot that was once one of the city’s most contaminated.
This new apartment house with a roof deck restaurant, with spectacular views of the Boston skyline, would be Everett’s largest and tallest apartment without peer.
Nothing but the Encore Hotel at the casino rises that high into the Everett sky.
It is believed this tall building in the Triangle could lead to two or three more tall buildings with more than 1,000 units of apartment housing.
The June 23 opening date for the Wynn Encore casino and hotel has apparently been put off for at least a week or maybe two weeks according to Wynn CEO Matthew Maddox.
The nearly 3 million square foot mega project, the largest single business development in Massachusetts in state history, will likely have to wait until the beginning of July to open, according to a spate of articles following Maddox’s comments.
His comments came on May 9, during a first quarter earnings call, to investors and investment companies. “I don’t know if the opening date will be June 23 or a week or two later, because we’re going to make sure that it’s flawless,” Maddox said. “And clearly the regulatory complexity we’ve been through has been a challenge. And so now we’re doubling back. We may give ourself another week (or two), we may not. But the property looks great.”
News of the opening date change caught local politicians, and especially the mayor, by surprise.
No public comments about the delay were made to public officials here by Wynn Resorts executives on the ground in Everett, chief among them, John Tocco.
Tocco is Encore’s liaison to the city government.
“That shows you what they’re willing to tell us. What they are willing to tell us is whatever they want us to hear,” said Councilor Wayne Matewsky, a sharp critic of Encore’s ability to share important information with the city and with him.
The mayor did not respond to the Leader Herald’s request for a comment.