"From every fiscal angle Mohegan remains a better deal for the community than the Wynn offering." That one sentence summarizes the opinion of the Boston Herald in today's editorial endorsing Mohegan Sun Massachusetts for the Greater Boston casino license.
With a nod to style and the environment, Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is earning some unmatched praise for its resort design. Based on points awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, the Revere destination resort will be the greenest casino in the nation. The resort will feature solar power, a greenhouse, electric vehicles and high efficiency lighting. But being sustainable doesn't mean you ignore smart, beautiful design.
Before Wynn abandoned Philadelphia it proposed what one critic called "a very generic high-rise," earning it a D grade for siting and a C – in design. That same design is now Wynn Everett. The Vegas developer apparently didn't give it much thought and the Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects isn't impressed.
Two applicants are competing for the single casino license in Greater Boston but only one embraces the state's vision for creating jobs, developing the economy and offering regional mitigation. That one applicant is Mohegan Sun, a New England company that understands the word partnership. Even as its competitor has waged battles with cities and towns, Mohegan Sun has reached agreements with 13 communities and 390 local businesses.
In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights of Mohegan Sun's Surrounding Community agreement with the City of Boston for our resort casino proposal in Revere. The agreement is the most generous of its kind and it ensures that all the measurable impacts of our project will be mitigated.