A traffic study commissioned by the Wynn Group, says the casino complex on Route 1 would draw 13,000 to 15,000 vehicles per day. The study was done by Vanasse and Associates.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Foxborough Selectmen are expected to have a meeting on the Wynn Resorts' Casino.
(Updated March 18) The Foxborough Board of Selectmen will be looking to hold another forum at the high school on the Wynn Resorts plan to build a casino on Route 1 on land owned by Robert Kraft. Chairman Lawrence Harrington wanted to hear from resident Marc Todd, who wrote a letter to the board asking them to look into forming a negotiation team to be prepared for the casino project to go forward, but was advised by town manager Kevin Paicos not to continue the discussion because it wasn't on the agenda and was a violation of the opening meeting law. Todd has expressed his opposition to the casino. (His letter to the board of the selection is on Foxborough Patch.) "We need to be more of the leaders that we were voted in to be," said …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Take our poll and let us know how you feel at this point about the casino plan for Foxborough.
Both the groups for and against Steve Wynn's plan to build a casino in Foxborough have been getting their information out to residents in recent weeks. With everything you have heard up until the point, where do you stand on whether to allow the casino to be built on Route 1? Tell us in our poll and in the comment section. Our poll is non-scientific. Please vote once. You have until Wednesday to cast your poll and state your opinion in the comment section.
Monday, March 5, 2012
There will be an open house Wednesday, March 7, at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel & Spa from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Senior Wynn Resort employees will be on hand for the Foxboro for Jobs' open house Wednesday, March 7, at Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel & Spa from 6:30-8:30 p.m. They will be meeting with town residents to provide information about Wynn Resorts, typical resort operations and answer any questions they may have. Attendees can also view the recent DVD provided by Wynn Resorts featuring renderings of the proposed Foxboro resort casino.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Norfolk Planning Board came out against the Foxborough casino proposal.
The Norfolk Planning Board has indicated its disapproval of the Foxborough casino proposal in a letter sent earlier this month. In the letter, the board expresses its support of the Foxborough town government decision not to negotiate to become a host community. (View the full letter PDF in the gallery attached). The board said the proposal could cause problems for Foxborough and the surrounding towns. "Increases in traffic, criminal activity and drunk driving would signifcantly deteriorate the quality of life for residents, those engaged in local businesses and others who visit our communities," the letter reads. "The character of Foxborough, Norfolk and Walpole would be adversely impacted to the point where many families who were once …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A look into the impact a possible casino would have on home values in Foxborough.
Aside from a potential increase in local revenue, job creation and a larger business tax base, proponents of the Wynn-Kraft Foxborough casino venture are citing another positive: a potential increase to home values. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), a single-family home in Foxboro averages $416,000. This figure is based on selling prices of homes sold over the past six months. "There are numerous studies that clearly show that casinos have either no effect on housing prices, or a modest positive effect, likely due to increase in employment and subsequent sales activity," said Scott Farmelant, a Jobs For Foxborough spokesman. One such study Farmelant highlighted was conducted in 2005 by the Rappaport Institute for Greater …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Residents still looking for answers on both sides of the issue.
After the Foxborough selectmen’s 3-2 vote Tuesday, Dec. 27 to send a letter to Governor Deval Patrick, the state gaming commission, casino developer Steve Wynn and New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, the town manager and four board members report residents still call looking for explanations and information on the casino issue. Town Manager Kevin Paicos said 50 to 70 percent of his and his staffs' days are dedicated to casino issues. “The phone rings continuously,” he said. He still gets at least 20 e-mails a day with residents asking to explain his opinion and looking for him to hear their opinions in conversations that last up to an hour. The selectmen have meetings on the Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, but neither have the casino on the …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
In case you missed some of the articles, Foxborough Patch is presenting a sample of what was published this week.
The web is filled with articles about the Foxborough Casino plan. In addition to the Foxborough Patch articles, we are providing links to stories that appeared on other websites about the casino plan. BOSTON GLOBE: The Boston Globe reported the state is paying a search firm to pick two gambling commissioner. http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2012/01/mass-paying-search-firm-help-pick-two-gambling-commission-members/zcKEZVupDfhvb9wSOgunVP/index.html Neighboring opposition gathers against casino http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/01/06/neighboring_towns_object_to_proposed_foxborough_casino/ Casino debate could affect selectmen election http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/01/05/…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The letter was penned by Town Manager Kevin Paicos and sent to state officials, Bob Kraft and Steve Wynn.
At their Dec. 27 meeting, the Foxborough selectmen voted 3-2 to send a letter saying they don't want to host casino across from Gillette Stadium. Foxborough town manager Kevin Paicos wrote a letter to Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn, the Kraft Organization, Governor Deval Patrick and the State Gaming Commission informing them of their position. The letter was sent out on Thursday, Dec. 29. As of Wednesday, the town has yet to receive a response of any of the parties.
Selectmen take vote against Foxborough plan.
The Wrentham Selectmen voted at their meeting Tuesday night against supporting the possibility of a Foxborough casino. Board Chairman Joseph Botaish said many Wrentham residents had sent in emails on the subject. "I don't see any benefit to this," he said. "I think the burden it will put on the town will be tremendous." Botaish said the Connecticut town in which the Mohegan Sun casino is based saw a substantial increase in crime since the casino's construction. "In terms of the jobs it will create, there are no casino managers living in Wrentham or Foxborough," he said. Selectman Stephen Langley agreed. "I think there would be some mitigation, but I cannot see any mitigation that would lead me to believe that a casino is in the better …