Despite relentless lobbying by gambling interests, the citizens of East Boston resiliently fought against repeated attempts to force a casino into their community. The intended location was Suffolk Downs, a long-time horse track.
Today at Suffolk Downs, the new owners will redevelop the site in ways that improve people’s lives. They intend to transform the 161-acre site into a vast complex of housing, shops, restaurants and offices, arranged on pedestrian-friendly city blocks.
The powerful new economic hub will generate thousands of new jobs and new local tax revenues.
You can read more about the redevelopment here.