Wynn dismisses Somerville appeal as ‘groundless’

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Despite losing some time to bad weather this spring, the project is on schedule, said Peter Campot, director of construction. About people are working to build the resort — about including management, Campot said.

Those numbers will grow. On Monday, workers were pouring concrete for the top floor of the four-level underground parking garage, designed to hold some 3, cars. In other parts of the site, cranes lowered steel beams to workers who guided them into place. Another group worked on the permanent bulkhead on the riverbank.

Dump trucks and earth-moving machines rumbled across the property. The tower will be feet, 3 inches tall, according to Wynn Resorts. Crews are now building complicated portions of the lower floors, but in four to six weeks, work on the tower should accelerate to add one new floor about every week, according to Wynn Resorts. On the north side of the building, which will hold back-of-the-house operations unseen by the public, sections of the external facade have already been installed.

From the upper floors on the north side, it is possible to appreciate the enormity of what will be the gambling floor. It will hold a mix of table games and thousands of slot machines, a massive cultural change for Greater Boston. The legal challenge has forced Wynn Resorts to halt environmental cleanup work at the acre property, which is badly contaminated. As part of the development, Wynn Resorts plans to provide public access to the waterfront through parks and landscaped paths, a step that has gained support from environmental groups.

The DEP is expected to issue a decision this summer. Both sides can appeal the ruling in Superior Court. Even if Somerville appeals, Wynn said construction would move forward, since the project will have obtained all the necessary permits. If Somerville later prevailed, a judge could halt construction. Wynn was introduced at the luncheon by Bill Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who has worked as an attorney and lobbyist for Wynn.

Weld is running for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, and Wynn wished him well in his campaign. But he did not endorse him. Bill Weld was seen with Steve Wynn on Wednesday.