Encore Boston Harbor

Wynn Resorts retained FPA to manage the environmental strategy and permitting for a proposed hotel/resort and gaming facility in Everett, MA. The project was the winner in a high-profile competition for a single Category 1 gaming facility in the Boston region. Located on a 32-acre brownfield site formerly occupied by Monsanto, the project has garnered widespread media attention, intense public scrutiny and a challenging environmental review process. The 2.9 million square foot, $2.5 billion facility would be the largest building in New England and would activate a long-neglected portion of the industrial Mystic River waterfront with extensive public amenities both on- and off-site. FPA has successfully managed the complex public process in the face of multiple environmental and political challenges, requiring extensive coordination with local, state, and federal agencies and outreach to multiple stakeholders. Concurrently with the resort proposal, FPA prepared the Everett Central Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan, which was approved in fall 2013.