Planning an Alternative to Casinos

On Saturday, April 28, 2007, approximately 40 people met to discuss what could be built on Philadelphia’s Delaware riverfront on two proposed casino sites — other than casinos.

In four short hours, local residents, along with architects and planners, discussed the neighborhood values that had been previously identified through the mayor’s Central Delaware Planning Process, and used these values to envision alternative designs for the two sites.

What emerged at the end of this community-based planning process were two site plans that, devoid of all political pressure, truly responded to the neighbor-hood values.

Download the Design Document [pdf]