Friday, August 14, 2009
Philly Live! (Is it really exclamation worthy?)
Cool idea. Weak execution. It's great to see the vast sea of parking lots being redeveloped into something more...urban? This venue could introduce the commercial competition the stadium district needs, or it could just end up being a really fancy strip mall in the middle of a giant parking lot. An ideal location for Sugar House and Foxwoods - creating an Entertainment District - it's a shame that Pennsylvania restricts the distance between casinos. Encouraging destination specific business in a district already primed for it could potentially bring more hotels, restaurants, theaters, and shopping. And being in the middle of a parking lot, no NIMBYs!