Foxwoods Casino to seek Council approval Aug. 21

Posted: August 08, 2007

Officials of Foxwoods Casino, which is proposing a site in the Pennsport neighborhood of South Philadelphia, will return Aug. 21 to the city Planning Commission to seek approval of the $560 million project and a required zoning change.

Foxwoods failed to get the commission's approval last month. Commissioners wanted more time to answer questions about the combined effect of traffic from Foxwoods and the city's other planned waterfront casino, SugarHouse, on North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown. SugarHouse was approved by the commission and is awaiting a vote by City Council in the fall.

The commission meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

Foxwoods yesterday named South Philadelphia native James L. Dougherty, an executive for Foxwoods Development Co. in Connecticut, general manager for the Philadelphia site.- Jeff Shields

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