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What ever happened to the plans for the Live! Casino? Two years later, still stuck in court

The last news we shared with you about the Live! Casino planned for Packer Avenue was related to the master plan’s approval and the necessary zoning changes also being approved. While the casino may have jumped through those hoops already, the real challenge is making it through the court proceedings that have stalled the Cordish Company’s plans for this casino.

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Now that it’s been two years since the Cordish Company was awarded a license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, what is happening with the casino? Due to appeals filed to the state Supreme Court by SugarHouse and the Market East Associates, the project is not moving forward very quickly.

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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

What areas of South Philly are off-limits during the DNC?

From July 25 through July 28, about 50,000 people are expected to come into the city for the Democratic National Convention, happening at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Since the home-base for the convention is here in South Philly, some road closures have been announced for the Stadium District-area.

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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

Necessary zoning bills passed for the Live! Hotel and Casino project on Packer Avenue

In October, the master plan for this new casino for South Philadelphia was approved, leaving the next steps to city council’s approval of the rezoning of the property at 900 Packer Ave.

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At City Council’s final meeting of the year this week, the two necessary rezoning bills for the construction of the Live! Hotel and Casino were approved.

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