UPDATE: A South Philly reader writes: "Also on the agenda is a plan to change the zoning of an entire block in South Phillly for the Concordia group who bought a number of closed Philadelphia schools (near Mt. Sinai at 400 Reed Street) to (convert to) multiuse... (We haven't seen a) civic design review, to say nothing of meeting with the neighbors... Should be an interesting meeting." Looks like she's talking about Councilman Squilla's Bill 150355 changing zoning between 4th and 5th, Reed and Dickinson. See Agenda link below.

EARLIER: The Philadelphia City Planning Commission holds its May meeting Tuesday, upstairs 1 p.m. at 1515 Arch St. Big item on the

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is a review of the Gallery renovation on Market St., which would include city payments of $175 million -- up to $7 million a year over the next 42 years -- to publicly-traded landlords Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and Macerich Corp. "for construction, maintenance, and operating cost" at the public part of the Gallery.

The developers also want at least $31.5 million in state matching funds, and $127.5 million in tax "increment" financing (to fund a $55 million construction loan,) and say they'll put in $235 million, "net."
GALLERY MILLIONS: Read the Galley ordinance #150375, by Councilman Squilla, here. See also #150376,-7 and -9, which further authorize city financing and redevelopment. The city planning staff is expected to back the bills.

NEW PRISON: Separately, planners will review Bill 150406, to replace the 1920s-era House of Corrections with a new prison up at 7777-R State Road in the Northeast;

NEW EMERGENCY CALL CENTER: Bill 150370, to develop a consolidated 911 and 311 call center for police and fire dispatch and emergency management and operations, at 2800 S. 20th St. in South Philly;

DOLLAR STORE: Bill 150371, which would transfer a city-owned piece of ground in the 2500 block of Kensington Ave. to Boos State Development for a new Family Dollar store;

And more.