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Audio by: David Foley
Article by: Stephen Stone
After months of debates and speculation, Boston and Revere will soon vote on whether a casino will be built at the Suffolk Downs racetrack.
The proposal to build on the site that straddles the Revere and East Boston border has been heavily promoted by supporters who claim the casino will make $1 billion annually.
In addition to its economic benefits, one of the primary advantages of the casino is its environmental impact. Solar parking garages and rainwater recycling solutions are among the features of the proposed green casino.
Sufolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle spoke with David Foley about his organization’s ambitious environmental efforts.
“Our interest goes above and beyond a checklist for LEED gold and above and beyond meeting minimum requirements,” he said. “As we looked at this, we decided that, pardon the expression, but we’d go all in and try to be the greenest gaming development in the world.”
The vote will take place on November 5.