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Old Posted Mar 21, 2014, 8:02 PM
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They should just do something like redo the trolly stop wall with a memorial mural or something.

It's convient that there happens to be an empty lot to make a park with, but for everyone else in the city who gets shot etc, should we bulldoze the nearest rowhome?
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They should just do something like redo the trolly stop wall with a memorial mural or something.

It's convient that there happens to be an empty lot to make a park with, but for everyone else in the city who gets shot etc, should we bulldoze the nearest rowhome?

How many people die in a fire at home each year in Philly? Do we then tear down the house and put in a park.

I hate to say this, but the only reason this plot is becoming a park is because the city treasurer's daughter died in the collapse. I'm sorry that she lost her daughter, but I think this memorial park is close to being an abuse of power.
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AFAIK the park will only sit on the Salvation Army's land (that's just the corner plot). Basciano's property is going to be tangled up in legal limbo for some time yet, though.
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I know. I'm just confusing myself now lol... but I'm willing to bet that more than 65-70k people living in Greater Center City, work in Greater Center City.

Summer all the financial people are always so pessimistic that's how they make money. If its not New York to them it's nothing even though his name is kid Philly he is knocking on Philly and arguing about good news. Whatever the numbers are CC is seeing all the action as it should be we are blessed to have such a dense livable walkable CC compared with all the other us cities.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2014, 3:49 PM
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Summer all the financial people are always so pessimistic that's how they make money. If its not New York to them it's nothing even though his name is kid Philly he is knocking on Philly and arguing about good news. Whatever the numbers are CC is seeing all the action as it should be we are blessed to have such a dense livable walkable CC compared with all the other us cities.
not pessimistic, very optimistic on Philly -just don't believe the CTIC will generate 3-5 new residential constructions is all. I am an optimistic realist
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 2:41 AM
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>>> 33 Days to go for Casino Location Decision <<<

With only 33 days to go with the Casino decision; does any one want to wager a bet that it will be at 8th and Market? As that whole area is beginning to become very hot with speculators. Because of 3 possibilities at the stadium area, that zone is also in contention with the Cordish proposal probably being the strongest. Blatstein I think does not have the financing stregnth to pull it off, despite his last minute magic show with Magid. Any thoughts or insider information folks??
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 1:18 PM
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With only 33 days to go with the Casino decision; does any one want to wager a bet that it will be at 8th and Market? As that whole area is beginning to become very hot with speculators. Because of 3 possibilities at the stadium area, that zone is also in contention with the Cordish proposal probably being the strongest. Blatstein I think does not have the financing stregnth to pull it off, despite his last minute magic show with Magid. Any thoughts or insider information folks??
No sorry , no inside info here . But my money and vote goes to south Broad .

That is if there is any casino built at all . Between year round sports arenas and
the Xfinity thing , it just appears to be the better location . I would much rather
see a 400/500 ' Gimbles , Wanamakers , type high rise at the 8th & Market
location that would include up scale condos ....... But that ( ain't gonna ) happen either .
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 1:25 PM
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I think Market 8 might have blown it by predicting overly optimistic slots revenue. The commission seemed to look askance that. Also the $10,000 check they provided to the NAACP, which soon after resulted in an endorsement for Market 8 (the check also ended up in a non-NAACP bank account) looks a little shady.

Personally I hope it ends up in South Philadelphia, far away from Center City.
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With only 33 days to go with the Casino decision; does any one want to wager a bet that it will be at 8th and Market? As that whole area is beginning to become very hot with speculators. Because of 3 possibilities at the stadium area, that zone is also in contention with the Cordish proposal probably being the strongest. Blatstein I think does not have the financing stregnth to pull it off, despite his last minute magic show with Magid. Any thoughts or insider information folks??
Is it certain that a decision will be made in 33 days? My impression was that the commission might take a whole heck of a long time to reach a final decision. I was not under the impression that there was a solid drop dead deadline.

From what I've heard, the commission doesn't really care about a lot of the things we care about. They're looking for a safe bet in terms of revenue (read, something that has been done before and succeeded). Given that, it seems like they'll probably go with one of the proposals by the stadiums or else say not to all of them and solicit a new round of proposals (which is the option everyone always forgets about!) I agree that Market East seems poised for some serious development, but I don't know how much that plays into the decision making process for the gambling commission.

For what it's worth, at this point I think the disney hole lot will likely be developed soon with or without the Market 8 plan. There just seems to be a whole lot of momentum around Market East like we haven't seen in a long time. That lot is sitting at a prime spot in the middle of a major transit hub.
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City Council is presently considering placing slot machines at the airport.
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City Council is presently considering placing slot machines at the airport.
I mean... ugh. The state of affairs we find ourselves in these days I suppose. Casinos in every state seems so unnecessary. Eh.
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I mean... ugh. The state of affairs we find ourselves in these days I suppose. Casinos in every state seems so unnecessary. Eh.
I find it rather disillusioning that our lawmakers would rather put a band aid over a gaping wound than fix the underlying disease. All this casino business is simply a tool which allows politicians to put off making tough and unpopular decisions into the future. Fix liabilities and our State/City won't have to whore itself out as some people see it. This casino business isn't bad in and of itself, but it delays other challenges that need to be solved.
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City Council is presently considering placing slot machines at the airport.
They are wasting their time and money. This needs to be approved by the PGCB and they have no intentions of opening up bids for additional licenses besides the 2nd Philadelphia one.
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I find it rather disillusioning that our lawmakers would rather put a band aid over a gaping wound than fix the underlying disease. All this casino business is simply a tool which allows politicians to put off making tough and unpopular decisions into the future. Fix liabilities and our State/City won't have to whore itself out as some people see it. This casino business isn't bad in and of itself, but it delays other challenges that need to be solved.
Totally agree. It seems to be the "me too" answer that states are coming up with to fix budget holes caused by other things they don't want to or can't figure out how to address. It's sad, and ultimately if everyone has them, then they're not special anymore and they don't make as much money as you think they're going to.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 11:08 PM
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They are wasting their time and money. This needs to be approved by the PGCB and they have no intentions of opening up bids for additional licenses besides the 2nd Philadelphia one.
The airport that is in dire need of a financial infusion, such as slots, is Pittsburgh, not Philly.
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The airport that is in dire need of a financial infusion, such as slots, is Pittsburgh, not Philly.
From someone who grew up in Pittsburgh, I agree 100 percent.

Although, that would only mean more money for the @$$holes to divest AWAY from the airport. They're supposed to be getting a crap load of money from a contract for drilling, but I won't go there!!

Suffice to say that the real root of PIT's financial problems are due to the idiots running it and not so much because of the fact that there is so little traffic flowing through there anymore. Well, they're partially responsible for that, too. Again, I won't go too far into that.

Coming back to the City of Brotherly Love here, my wife and I were in I guess the Fairmount section of the city. Her cousin bought a house along Aspen Street, and it was a reno. The house next door to him is currently under construction as it goes through a renovation. It looks like these houses, which date mostly to about 1920 or so, are going through lots of renovations. From what I saw of his house and the surrounding neighborhood, this will be an exciting neighborhood.

Does anyone know of how long these renovations have been going on for? Which were among the first homes to be redone.
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Coming back to the City of Brotherly Love here, my wife and I were in I guess the Fairmount section of the city. Her cousin bought a house along Aspen Street, and it was a reno. The house next door to him is currently under construction as it goes through a renovation. It looks like these houses, which date mostly to about 1920 or so, are going through lots of renovations. From what I saw of his house and the surrounding neighborhood, this will be an exciting neighborhood.

Does anyone know of how long these renovations have been going on for? Which were among the first homes to be redone.
Fairmount never really went downhill. The entire area has been on an upswing from it's low point for decades. Surrounding neighborhoods like Spring Garden, Brewerytown, and Francisville are seeing rapid gentrification and redevelopment. Spring Garden is practically there, but in Brewerytown and Francisville, entire neighborhoods are being rebuilt. Fairmount is already pretty much an exciting area. It has been a highly desirable neighborhood for decades, and continues to be so.
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