Phila. Announces Plan of Development for Casino

The City of Philadelphia announced the commencement of the plan of development process for the proposed Foxwoods Casino in the Gallery at Market East. (All information below was released by Mayor Nutter’s office)

The process should take several months to complete.

The City will hold public meetings so that community members and stakeholders can see the ongoing development of the plans and voice their opinions.

Here’s more information about the public meetings:

  • Community meetings in both Chinatown and WashWest to review plans, traffic analysis and mitigation measures.
  • Two Planning Commission meetings – one for information only (no action sought from Commission) and a second for consideration for approval, based on the Plan of Development requirements outlined below.
  • Council hearings on any proposed legislation subsequent to Planning Commission action on the Plan of Development.

Also, the casino development team alongside the City has agreed to a set of rigorous requirements that will be included in the Plan of Development:

  • Drawings that show the proposed development in the context of the city and of Market Street, including proposed modifications both inside and outside of the existing building that is being proposed for casino use.
  • Renderings that show the anticipated character of the proposed development from the major streets.
    Phasing plans that show anticipated and/or possible future developments.
  • A detailed transportation management plan that includes pedestrian, vehicular and transit traffic flows.
    A parking management plan describing resources for patrons as well as employees.
  • Anticipated landscape improvements, streetscape improvements, building signage and graphics, incorporation of public art and green building strategies.
  • Project schedule that shows anticipated construction durations and commencement of operations.
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