The idea of a casino at Front and Pattison seems, well, a bit out there. But what if it came with a water park, zip lines, dry ski area, paintball course, two hotels, a movie theater, concert venue and more stuff?
Plan Philly reports that PHL Local Gaming, one of six bidders for the final casino license, is proposing all that for the industrial land along Pattison between Front and 7th streets to go along with its Casino Revolution.
One huge caveat: The first thing to be built would be the slots/table games barn at Front and Pattison, and the rest would be built in phases, with most of the more interesting amenities supposedly coming in the “medium term” or “long term.”(pdf)
Says Plan Philly:
The entertainment project is predicated on receiving the license because it would benefit from the casino and hotel, which Canfora said would “serve as a transformative catalyst for the overall Lower South District of the City of Philadelphia, enhancing economic impact and creating jobs and business opportunities.”
We’re all for transformation, but is this the right spot for a casino, or any of this other stuff, for that matter? What do you think?
Here’s a rundown by Philly.com of all six proposals, to help you decide.