As PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates reported, the City Planning Commission has been on a "listening tour" to gather public feedback on the six contenders for Philadelphia's second casino license to inform its testimony.
If you haven't been able to attend one of this week's meetings, you can take the same survey as meeting participants through an online open house. They casino survey lets you walk through each proposal and rate how you think they stack up in terms of economic and community impact, as an attractive desitnation, and in their use of existing buildings and public infrastructure. There is also space to add other comments in case you don't feel like these quesitons quite capture your thoughts about each proposal.
This week's listening tour continues this evening at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street) from 6:30-8pm.
It's also not too late to sign up to testify at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearings planned for April 11, April 12, and May 8. Registrations for April 11 and 12 must be received by noon on April 9, those for May 8 must be received by noon on May 6.
Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.