Plainridge Park Overview Presentation

Report
Plainridge Park
Regional Planning Meeting – June 4, 2013
Plainridge Park
Presentation Outline
 Plainville Racecourse History
 Project Description
 Application & Licensing Timetable
 Architectural Renderings
 Traffic Analysis & Mitigation
 Summary
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Plainridge Racecourse History
 16 local investors built a 5/8 mile harness track in
Plainville in 1998
 Plainridge opened for simulcast and live racing in
March 1999
 Expanded gaming legislation passed Nov 22, 2011
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Allows for three casino and 1 slot – only venue (Category 2)
license
 Plainridge filed its application fee on Aug 9, 2012 for
Category 2 gaming license
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1,250 slot machines
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Project Description
 Expanded Gaming Venue
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106,000 sq ft gaming venue with 1,250 slot machines
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Casual dining restaurant
sports bar /lounge
food court
gaming floor bar
harness concourse bar
multi-purpose/ banquet room
Fully renovated existing 50,000 sq ft building
1,080 space parking structure with administrative offices
 Live horse racing and simulcast wagering
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5/8 mile harness horse racing facility
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Supports 72 farms throughout the Commonwealth
 Four in Plainville
 Site location and access
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Minimal traffic impact – 84% will come off Rt. 495
Ideally positioned to recapture out-of-state gaming revenues
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Application & Licensing Timetable
 Jan 15 – Phase I application deadline
 May 22 – Plainville consultants report issued
 End June – Sign host community agreement
 Sept 10 - Plainville referendum
 Oct 4 - Phase II application due
 Dec 16 - Category II licensing decision
 Summer 2015 – PlainridgePark opens
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Architectural Rendering - Front
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Architectural Rendering – Main entrance
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Architectural Rendering – Gaming Floor
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Traffic - Analysis
 Gaming venue is estimated to generate 6,534 trips
per day
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1,634 existing, 4,900 incremental
 Reviewed 15 intersections for potential impact
 84% of trips will come from Rt. 495
 LOS on Rt. 152 jug handle is poor
 Minimal impact on other intersections
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Traffic - Local Project Comparison
Project
Trips
Building Size (sq ft)
Plainville Crossing (Target)
17,610
(25,408 on Sat)
275,000
101 Madison Street
10,297
(16,819 on Sat)
120,700
Lowes
7,856
169,000
Plainridge
6,534
156,000
Edgewood Apartments
2,290
120 apartments
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Traffic – Trip Generation by Town
Average vehicles per day
Peak Demand 2016
Full Competition 2018
Plainville
61.3
74.6
Wrentham
49.5
53.2
Foxborough
56.1
53.2
Mansfield
89.2
78.6
North Attleboro
151.2
191.2
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Provided by Cummings Associates, Plainville’s consultants
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Traffic - Mitigation
 Improve signage on Rt. 1
 To improve traffic flow on Rt. 152 and jug handle
 Remove current and expected Plainridge traffic from jug
handle
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Propose traffic light on Rt. 495 southbound off- ramp
 Reshape off-ramp to allow traffic queuing
Propose traffic light in front of Plainridge entrance
 Allow left and right turns
 $4 million roadway improvements
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Traffic - Mitigation
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Summary
 We are proposing to build a $125 MM expanded gaming
venue with 1,250 slot machines
 Expect to generate 6,534 trips per day
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Of which 84% will come from Rt. 495
 Roadway improvements will include traffic light at Rt.
495 S off ramp and at our entrance
 With a gaming license, we will will hire an additional 400
full time employees and create 300 construction jobs

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