Brooklyn Developer Tackles Huge Upstate Project

Muss Development, the folks behind the commercial conversion at 345 Adams Street, has teamed up with Foxwoods Resort Casino to build a casino and hotel in Liberty, N.Y. The Commercial Observer covered the news this week, and reports that the project will cost up to $600 million and span over 500 acres. This Wednesday Governor Cuomo introduced legislation to authorize three resort casinos in Upstate New York; members of the state legislature proposed more than one casino development for the Catskills in particular. Cuomo’s proposal is up for a vote this November. As Foxwoods President and CEO Scott Butera said in a press release regarding this project, “For the Catskills to realize all the economic benefits of a true gaming destination, more than one resort casino should be allowed to operate there. We will continue to work with the Governor’s office and members of the Legislature to make it happen.” Once Muss and Foxwoods have state and local approvals in place, the site could be ready for construction in a matter of months.
Muss Development Rolls Dice on Foxwoods Resort Casino [Commercial Observer]
Photo via Muss Development

5 Comment

  • Horrible location. It is just as far as all of the other casinos to NYC.

    • Much easier to get to Liberty than Atlantic City from northern New Jersey. Fort Lee to Liberty – 95 miles, no traffic. Fort Lee to Atlantic City – 132 miles, and lord knows how much traffic.

  • I hope all of the casinos opening up are done under the auspices of one tribal nation or another, so they can reap part of the profits.

  • Yuk. I hope they’re unionized, at least. It would be nice to see some decent jobs in that part of the state.

  • There will likely be no real impact on the local populace but some bum jobs (initial construction jobs MAY be nice) and people turning into gambling addicts. I mean look how economically developed Norwich and New London CT are with their Casinos. Oh, wait, they are not much better off. RESORTS suck for local economies, especially if they are resorts that want to keep people inside (in this case, gambling/wasting money).