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Everett casino proposal presents a good opportunity for the area

I wish columnist Paul McMorrow had been in Everett for the last five years as we toured developers through the former Monsanto site (“Everett site has better use than a casino,” Op-ed, Dec. 4). We would love to have residences, offices, hotels, or retail. We courted developers who proposed these options. Unfortunately, nothing worked out.

That was not for lack of trying on the city’s part. We worked with current and previous site owners. We rejected plans that I thought did not fit a waterfront area, such as a bioenergy facility or a big-box store, the latter a decision with which McMorrow apparently agrees.

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