JCJ Architecture was commisioned to design the Commonwealth’s first gaming property at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Massachusetts.
JCJ worked with the previous owners of Plainridge since 2009 in support of that group’s efforts to open a casino at Plainridge Racecourse. In 2013, Penn National purchased Plainridge Racecourse conditioned on securing a gaming license from the Commonwealth. Following the project’s approval at local referendum in 2013 and then award by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission of the single slot-machine parlor license in February of 2014, Penn National and the project team moved forward with all speed to meet the objective of opening in June of 2015.
The expanded racing and gaming facility features 44,000 square feet of gaming with 1,500 gaming positions including slot machines and electronic table games, and live and simulcast horse racing. Other amenities include live music, upscale casual dining at Slack’s Oyster House and Grill, the first-ever Doug Flutie Sports Bar and 1000 spaces in the convenient brightly-lit parking garage.
JCJ’s design incorporates a number of sustainable-design features including a broad array of photo-voltaic panels. The project is LEED Gold certified.