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Regional Planning Meeting – June 4, 2013

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  1. Regional Planning Meeting – June 4, 2013

  2. Presentation Outline • Plainville Racecourse History • Project Description • Application & Licensing Timetable • Architectural Renderings • Traffic Analysis & Mitigation • Summary

  3. 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 • 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 • 1,250 slot machines

  4. Project Description • Expanded Gaming Venue • 106,000 sqft gaming venue with 1,250 slot machines • Casual dining restaurant • sports bar /lounge • food court • gaming floor bar • harness concourse bar • multi-purpose/ banquet room • Fully renovated existing 50,000 sqft building • 1,080 space parking structure with administrative offices • Live horse racing and simulcast wagering • 5/8 mile harness horse racing facility • Supports 72 farms throughout the Commonwealth • Four in Plainville • Site location and access • Minimal traffic impact – 84% will come off Rt. 495 • Ideally positioned to recapture out-of-state gaming revenues

  5. 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

  6. Architectural Rendering - Front

  7. Architectural Rendering – Main entrance

  8. Architectural Rendering – Gaming Floor

  9. Traffic - Analysis • Gaming venue is estimated to generate 6,534 trips per day • 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

  10. Traffic - Local Project Comparison Project TripsBuilding Size (sqft) Plainville Crossing (Target) 17,610 275,000 (25,408 on Sat) 101 Madison Street 10,297 120,700 (16,819 on Sat) Lowes 7,856 169,000 Plainridge 6,534 156,000 Edgewood Apartments 2,290 120 apartments

  11. Traffic – Trip Generation by Town Average vehicles per day Peak Demand 2016Full 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 ___________ Provided by Cummings Associates, Plainville’s consultants

  12. 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 • 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

  13. Traffic - Mitigation

  14. 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 • 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