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Does anyone know where on STX Foxwoods Casino bought land? In June Foxwoods (largest casino in the world) announced they purchased 600 acres.

Posted : October 18, 2005 3:55 pm
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Estates William and Punch. Outside of Federiksted.


Posted : October 18, 2005 4:09 pm
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Foxwoods (Mashantucket Pequot Tribe) is working with William & Punch Partners of STX to help finance this multi-use project just north of F'sted. I would imagine that they would also manage the casino.

Posted : October 18, 2005 4:13 pm
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Any suggestions on how to contact the parties involved? I'd like to find out if they are in need of any marketing for the project.


Posted : October 18, 2005 4:45 pm
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one of the vice-presidents in developing the project is Attorney Kevin Rames, here on STX. 340-773-7284 is his office # in the phonebook.

They're still in the process of collecting all their scientific data about the 600 acre site to submit with their application to DPNR and CZM for approval of the project. It's a complicated development plan and a complicated permit process to get through. They expect to spend more than $1M on gathering data even before submitting the application.. and it's going to be 9 months or more before they reach the point to officially submit the application. This isn't happening next spring. Any major develpment takes time, and when you add "island time" to the mix, it takes even longer.

This is a project that will add a lot to STX. There will be lots of jobs during the construction phase and more long-term jobs when the project is done, as they will need groundskeepers and maids and food service workers and shop keepers and management personnel, etc.

The project is expected to include not just a casino, but also a marina, an 18-hole golf course, a hotel, multiple restaurants, a shopping arcade around the marina, a time-share complex, condominiums on the beach, condos on the marina, condos on the golf course, and about 150 single-family houses on the golf course.

Getting something like this to happen on an island where it's rare to even have a builder construct a 5-house plat as pre-sales might take a miracle.

Making it happen is going to take a grass roots effort to get past the few nay-sayers who don't even know what they'd be saying NO to. The government arranges to develop subsidized housing now and then for low-income families. When a private development company plans a community such as this one, they are not planning to build low-income housing. Most of the housing is being built for a middle to upper class clientele. That will have some natives upset... but they can get past it if what people focus on is that this project will provide much needed JOBS for the west end of the island.

This is a well thought out project that has a lot of benefits to bring to STX. The question is whether the island will let it happen or not.

Posted : October 18, 2005 9:56 pm
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Thanks Alexandra,

I'll give him a call. Sounds like the project really needs some intense marketing to sell it to the residents.

Posted : October 19, 2005 2:44 am
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