You are viewing 14 articles with the tag Vacant Property by the author Jared Brey

    • Love Each Other. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group

Advocates still want clear targets in Land Bank plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank should set clear, specific goals for how many properties it will transfer for urban gardens, side yards, affordable housing, market-rate development, and other uses in its next…

    • Public property auction | Google Earth

City to auction off nearly 200 properties in South Philly and Kensington

More than 185 properties owned by the City of Philadelphia, the Redevelopment Authority, and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation will be sold at private auction in June. The properties, clustered in…

    • North Marshall Street, East Poplar

Blighted East Poplar block to be built out with 'workforce housing'

A drab block of North Marshall Street in East Poplar could be revitalized with “workforce housing” under a Redevelopment Authority agreement that’s heading to settlement. Under the plan, BMK Properties would…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.

Nutter budget would bolster L&I, expand vacant property unit

In his final budget proposal as mayor, Michael Nutter is recommending a $5.5 million increase for the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the agency responsible for enforcing the building and zoning…

    • Albion Mills, Hagert and Jasper

Developers seek zoning change for mill redevelopment in Kensington

Last month, Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a zoning bill that would allow for an abandoned mill building in Kensington to be redeveloped into apartments and commercial space. The property, formerly Albion…

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Council Committee approves Land Bank plan

A City Council committee approved a resolution Monday adopting a first-year strategic plan for the Philadelphia Land Bank, a new entity created last year to help speed the redevelopment of thousands…

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Land Bank holds hearing on strategic plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank held a hearing Wednesday afternoon to solicit public input on a draft of its strategic plan, which was developed by Interface Studio and a coalition of advocacy…

    • Special Report: Vacant land, focused plans

Council Committee approves Land Bank, with amendments

City Council’s Committee on Public Property and Public Works recommended approval on Monday of a bill that would create a Land Bank, a central agency that could acquire and dispose of…

In between budget negotiations, Council passes bill requiring seals for vacant buildings

City Council continued to work toward a decision on the Mayor’s proposal to switch to a property tax system based on market values Thursday morning, but took time out to deal…

    • Public officials, private citizens discuss vacant land reform in second Behind PlanPhilly event

Public officials, private citizens discuss vacant land reform in second Behind PlanPhilly event

Philadelphians concerned about the City’s oversupply of unused, vacant, and tax-delinquent land gathered at the Center for Architecture Tuesday night to discuss legislative solutions.A panel—including Property Commissioner Bridget Collins-Greenwald, Councilwoman…

    • Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez said Thursday that she would amend her bill that rezones portions of Norris Square from R-10 to R-10A to make its effective date the same as that of…

    • The vacant plot, nearly an entire block, where Carpenter Square is planned to be built

Local developers plan a mixed-use project for Grad Hospital neighborhood

The area surrounding 17th and Carpenter streets—the southern end of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, across Washington Avenue from Point Breeze—is amid such a drastic transformation that, in its current state, it’s…

    • The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land applauds the introduction of land bank legislation by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

City Council will consider creating a Land Bank

City Council held its second meeting of 2012 Thursday morning, passing a handful of bills and resolutions introduced last week. Several Council members also introduced significant new bills related to land…

    • Reading Viaduct

Updated: Votes tallied, Callowhill NID is put to rest

First-District Councilman Mark Squilla’s office has confirmed that enough opposition votes were verified to officially put the possibility of forming a Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District to rest. “It’s dead…

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