o 73 acres; first parcel proposed for 1.1 million sq. ft. of office and labs; 9,000 residences proposed
o 32,418 Vehicle Trips Per Day Generated
• UNION SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT
o 12 acres; 2.2 million sq. ft.; $1 billion mixed-use redevelopment of housing, retail and offices
o Source: Assembly Row Notice of Project Change to MEPA, May 15, 2015
o 14,304 Vehicle Trips Per Day Generated
• NORTH POINT FUTURE PHASE
o 8 of 18 future buildings touch Somerville and need city permitting; 2.03 million sq. ft.
o Source: Northpoint Final Development Proposal, January 12, 2015
o 16,013 Vehicle Trips Per Day Generated (Entire Project)
The new vehicle trips created by these three projects total 62,735. This total does not include the 23,259 vehicle trips per day currently generated by Assembly Row. Wynn Resorts will generate 20,130 vehicle trips per day.
“Why is development OK in Somerville and not OK on the other side of the river, in Everett?” said Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Everett. “It doesn’t seem fair or equitable considering Wynn is paying more than $265 million in traffic mitigation without any public funds being used.”
Wynn has spent three years and has completed 20 exhaustive environmental and traffic plans that have been thoroughly reviewed by three federal agencies, 12 state agencies, 14 municipalities and 20 local organizations. These studies demonstrate that Wynn would add the following traffic to Interstate Route 93:
o Only 0.85% (less than 1%) onto Route 93 Southbound
o Only 1.97% (less than 2%) onto Route 93 Northbound
Preparation and remediation of the 33-acre Wynn site along the Mystic River began in October of 2015 and was progressing on schedule. Construction of the Wynn Resort in Everett will generate 4,000 union construction jobs that cover 10 million total work hours. An additional 4,000 permanent operational jobs will be created when the resort is open.