The six Philadelphia casino proposals are about to get a report card from an organization of Philadelphia architects, urban planners and other design professionals.
According to an analysis by the Philadelphia Design Advocacy Group’s Casino Committee, Market East Associates Market8 leads the class with an A for its Market and 8th streets location and an A- for design. Tower Entertainment’s The Provence, at Callowhill and Broad streets, got the second-highest marks: B+ for location and a C for design.
The DAG Casino Committee will present its analysis and report card to the rest of DAG Thursday during an 8 a.m. meeting at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. A final draft of the document will be presented to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board at its public hearings on the proposal next week.