Plans to build a casino in South Philadelphia are advancing.
A committee on Monday night sent to the City Council a proposal by Cordish Cos. and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment to build a $450 million casino complex at Ninth Street and Packer Avenue.
The hearing included allegations that Cordish-owned properties have discriminated against black employees and patrons. Cordish called it an orchestrated campaign of "outrageous and false accusations by special interests and competitors."
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The committee cited support for the developer from the city's NAACP chapter and a local organization of black clergy.