This article was written by Jessie King.
The last minute submission of plans, further changes to
those plans and the reported instability of Foxwoods have left a faction of
Milford, Mass. residents opposed to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s plan to
build a resort casino in their town.
Foxwoods is competing for the sole gaming license in the greater-Boston area and after submitting plans to the town on June 3 it has altered the road design, it has moved structures and has modified the water use projections, according to a report in The Day.
Casino-Free Milford wrote a 10-page evaluation of Foxwoods Massachusetts proposal that was critical of the projected water usage and argued that the casino underestimated its own needs, that its needs exceed the town’s resources and it does not account for future developments in the town.
Nothing is certain yet. Town officials are having a series of meetings this month to determine if they will host the resort casino. Additionally, Foxwoods Massachusetts needs voters to agree to the development with a binding referendum in November and Foxwoods needs to submit a final application to the state before the end of the year before any site work can begin.