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With or without Amazon, there are big plans for Suffolk Downs

Developer Tom O'Brien offered Revere officials a vision of redevelopment for the Suffolk Downs site. The rendering shows the site looking toward East Boston.
Developer Tom O'Brien offered Revere officials a vision of redevelopment for the Suffolk Downs site. The rendering shows the site looking toward East Boston. (Courtesy image)
REVERE — If the new owner of Suffolk Downs gets his way, the shuttered race track will be transformed into a vibrant neighborhood with homes, green space, offices, lab buildings, shops and a hotel. Thomas O’Brien made the case for 5 million square feet of redevelopment to the Revere City Council this week. His company,…

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