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Raw Data: Everything the Redevelopment Authority has conveyed since 1986, to whom, and for how much

The City's Redevelopment Authority has unique powers of eminent domain and condemnation, as well as the ability to sell land at less-than-market-rate prices (including nominal fees) for redevelopment purposes.

Over the past few decades, the RDA has acquired and disposed of thousands of properties for everything from individual side lots (quite a popular program, in fact) to large-scale housing and commercial developments. Nonprofits have received land from the RDA, and so have commercial developers.

Many of the parcels the RDA has conveyed have been developed; some have not.

Currently, the Nutter administration is undertaking an overhaul of the RDA and its processes for dealing with vacant land in general. The mayor has appointed a task force, headed up by representatives of the Redevelopment Authority and the Managing Director's Office, who are trying to create a “front door” for the public to access vacant land, which is currently held and dealt with by about a dozen different city agencies.

This list represents every RDA sale since 1986.

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