Encore Boston Harbor
Encore Boston Harbor was awarded the coveted Massachusetts Region A Gaming License in 2014 and is building a $2.4 billion Forbes five-star global destination gaming resort that will feature 671 hotel rooms with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, ultra-premium spa, specialty retail, award-winning dining, and state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. The three-million square foot resort will generate more than 4,000 construction jobs and 10 million labor hours, more than 4,500 permanent jobs, $264 million in traffic mitigation (over the 15-year license term) and approximately $660 million in direct annual expenditures from Encore. It is the largest private single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth. The resort is expected to open in 2019.
Situated on the waterfront along the Mystic River and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor will open up the Everett shoreline to the public for the first time in more than a century. Wynn has spent $30 million to create a six-acre park along the water that will feature pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the harbor, an events lawn, picnic and public viewing areas, ornate floral displays and retail and dining experiences that overlook the Encore Harbor Walk. Wynn privately funded the $30 million site cleanup with no public funds being used.
As conditions of its gaming license, Encore Boston Harbor had to complete one of the most detailed and inclusive public environmental impact reviews in the history of Massachusetts. Total roadway work related to the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor resort will cost $58 million. All of the funds are being privately paid by Wynn, with no public funds or tax revenue
A global leader in public infrastructure projects, AECOM will manage all Wynn roadway improvement work being done on Broadway/Route 99 in Everett, Sweetser and Santilli Cirles in Everett, Wellington Circle in Medford and other areas along Route 16. The company will manage scheduling and the successful completion of all work from contractors in these specific areas.
Since its founding when five Ashland entities merged in 1990, more than 50 companies have joined AECOM and, in 2007, the firm became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACM). In 2014, AECOM combined with URS Corporation to strengthen its status as the world’s #1 ranked engineering design firm by revenue, according to Engineering News-Record magazine.
Today, listed on the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies, AECOM’s talented employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals — now serve clients in more than 150 countries around the world.
Howard Stein Hudson
Howard Stein Hudson (HSH) will manage all Wynn roadway improvement work being done in Sullivan Square in Charlestown. The company will manage scheduling and the successful completion of all work from contractors in this specific area.
Howard Stein Hudson maintains a tightly integrated relationships with clients and understands reviewing agency needs to ensure that sophisticated projects succeed swiftly and efficiently, no matter the scale. With deep expertise in both transportation planning and civil engineering, HSB collaborates with architects, developers, engineers, planners, and attorneys to convert their vision to reality. The firm’s closely engaged, collaborative nature and exceptional project delivery helps clients shape the face of Boston and beyond for years to come.
The company provides consulting services in the areas of transportation planning, traffic and civil engineering, public involvement, management consulting and training, and construction management. HSH takes pride in its creative approach to transportation issues, which synthesizes sound planning and engineering practice with an understanding of community concerns.