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Taunton Casino Proposal

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is proposing to construct the first destination resort casino in Massachusetts. The proposed destination resort casino (Project First Light) would be located in Taunton on approximately 146.4 acres within the Liberty & Union Industrial Park (LUIP) and adjacent to the Route 24 and Route 140 Interchange.

As currently envisioned, the project will be built in two main phases, with the first phase subdivided into three sub-phases. The components of each phase are as follows:

The proposed project is expected to be more than 2,037,600 square feet in size; create 23.5 acres of new impervious area; consume and generate approximately 210,000 gallons of water and wastewater per day respectively; generate over 21,000 new daily vehicular trips; and provide a total of 6,000 parking spaces.

Currently, the proposed project is undergoing Federal and State environmental reviews (NEPA & MEPA) and has a land-in-trust application pending with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.