Philadelphia's Civic Coalition on Slots hopes not, seeking to force future casinos in the neighborhood to pay for millions of dollars worth of community improvements.
"In anticipation of at least one slots parlor getting sited on the Delaware River, more than 10 civic groups are joining forces to demand that any potential developer agree to invest millions of dollars in their communities. Residents of neighborhoods that span Columbus Boulevard insist they won't settle for 'table scraps' while casino owners dine on filet mignon."
"...civic group leaders proposed that developers should pick up the tab for a recreational trail along the Delaware River, new street lighting, increased police presence and additional trash pickups. They also discussed a plan to demand a lump sum of cash to spend on local needs."
What We Really Mean When We Say Gentrification
The focus on gentrifying communities has, in many cases, eclipsed the similar problems facing more stagnant neighborhoods.
Study: Market-Rate Development Filters Into Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
New research sheds new light on one of the most hotly debated questions in planning and development.
The End of Single-Family Zoning in California
Despite a few high-profile failures, the California State Legislature has approved a steady drumbeat of pro-development reforms that loosen zoning restrictions. The state raised the stakes on its zoning reforms this week.
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