Casino size would exceed state rules

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A $1.2 billion resort casino planned along the Mystic River in Everett would stand 50 percent taller and take up slightly more open space than is allowed under state regulations for waterfront development.

The 300-foot hotel tower would far exceed the state’s 55-foot waterfront building height limit, and the sprawling complex of shops, restaurants, conference meeting space, a spa, and a 24-hour casino would be 10,110 square feet larger than is allowed under the state’s Chapter 91 waterway regulations.

But a municipal harbor plan, which is now being written for Everett, would allow the casino development to be approved, providing that Wynn Resorts of Las Vegas creates public access to the waterfront, such as walking or cycling paths, benches and lighting, and other amenities.

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