There's a checklist of information to include, such as any adverse impact on transportation; transit access; housing; water and sewer systems; local police and emergency services; tourism; and historic and cultural resources.
Two groups that already have come forward with plans for projects said they would have no problem meeting the deadline.
Stadium Casino L.L.C. will be forwarding all of its documents - impact studies, engineering reports, traffic studies, and other information - by Thursday to the city, according to Joe Weinberg, president of Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. It last week signed a partnership agreement with Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. to build a $425-million-to-$500 million casino hotel at the Holiday Inn at the Stadium complex.
Developer Bart Blatstein, who is proposing a $700 million entertainment, retailing, hotel and casino project called the Provence on North Broad Street, said his reports "are already done."
While the city wants potential applicants to be aware of the need for impact studies, a spokesman for the gaming board said it was not a statutory or regulatory requirement but rather part of instructions to applicants.
Doug Harbach of the gaming board said the bureau of licensing would review each application package for completeness and then seek to have any deficiencies in information addressed.
He added that it was too "speculative" to say in advance what weight would be placed on any particular deficiency of information in applications.
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Inquirer staff writer Suzette Parmley contributed to this article.