Foxwoods Plans Casino for Fall River
Officials from Foxwoods have confirmed that Foxwoods is interested in developing a $750 million casino resort somewhere in Fall River. The announcement came with a request to landowners to consider selling large stretches of land for the development.
It is expected that Mayor Will Flanagan will announce the formation of a committee that will help the gambling company find parcels of land which are 30 to 70 acres in size. Flanagan has said that he hopes to have a site selected within the next month. Foxwoods would then buy or secure the option to buy the land and in the meantime the city can negotiate a host agreement with the casino developer.
Foxwoods is intending to apply for the only South-eastern Massachusetts resort casino license. The project could help create more than 3,000 jobs for the surrounding community. The company envisions a resort with about 20 restaurants, a hotel, convention and entertainment space, shops, a spa and a casino.
Fall River is considered a good location due to its proximity to two state capitals, Boston and Providence, as well as two airports Logan International and T.F. Green.