Team officials are attending a public meeting Wednesday for the first time since a contentious one in Chinatown last December. This time, they’re discussing plans with residents of Washington Square West
For the first time in five months, the 76ers will participate in a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss their proposal for a new arena in Center City, which would replace part of the Fashion District mall on East Market street, just south of Chinatown.
The developers of the $1.3 billion project, dubbed 76 Place, will present information during a 7 p.m. Zoom meeting held by the Washington Square West Civic Association. That neighborhood is one of several that surround the proposed arena site between 10th and 11th streets, a commercial corridor the 76ers contend is in an economic crisis and urgently needs private investment.
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