REVERE, MA-A developer wants to build a retail complex at Suffolk Downs, a thoroughbred racetrack. The owners of the 80-acre racetrack have been looking to build on the parcel, which is about 27 acres according to local published reports, for the past few years.

New England Development is looking to build a 250,000-sf retail center on the site. Bill Cronin of the Newton-based company tells that an order of condition has been filed with the city’s conservation commission and a site plan has been filed with the city’s planning board.

Cronin, who adds that his company has not purchased the property, says he is not authorized to disclose any other details, noting that the projects still needs to go through the city’s permitting process.

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