SugarHouse, Hillman Center tower on review Wed.
Philadelphia city planners will review the latest SugarHouse Casino proposal on Wednesday.
The latest version of the SugarHouse Casino plan for a slots machine hall, gambling casino, 750-room hotel, parking areas, garages and stores on the former Jack Frost Sugar refinery site along the Delaware River in Fishtown is on view at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission website here. Or see it upstairs at the commission's office, 1515 Arch St., 10 am-4 pm, starting today, also 6 pm - 8 pm on Tuesday.
Commissioners will review the plan in a special meeting Wednesday, 1 pm, at the Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th and JFK.
Also up for review: John Buck Co.'s plans for 2116-32 Chestnut St., which would replace the Sidney Hillman Center, a 1950s-era clothing workers' union hall and clinic, with a 32-story mixed-use development; more on that proposal here and here, search on Hillman.
SugarHouse is owned by billionaire Chicago developer Neil Bluhm of JMB Realty; former Safeguard Scientifics executive Jerry L. Johnson; Main Line-based builder Daniel J. Keating 3d; Chester County lawyer and former prosecutor William H. Lamb; Florida-based car dealer and former Philadelphian Robert Potamkin; and Philadelphia lawyer and former prosecutor Richard Sprague.