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You are viewing 23 articles with the tag Vacant Property by the author Patrick Kerkstra

    • Kroc Center site

Vacancy victories are rare, but city says reform is coming

For experienced and savvy developers like Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, navigating Philadelphia's bewildering system for acquiring and developing vacant land is a tedious chore, but doable. For developers who are…

    • A wider view of the lot at 6th and Diamond.

Special Report: Vacant land, focused plans

In the 1990s, the best that could be said of Eastern North Philadelphia was that there was almost nothing there. Acres of vacant land stretched in all directions, the empty expanse…

    • Houses along 21st and Carpenter Streets. | Photo: Neal Santos

South by Southwest: how Center City's relentless expansion remade a historic neighborhood

The transformation of Southwest Center City from one of Philadelphia's most blighted and crime-riddled neighborhoods to one of its most desirable is nearly complete. On some blocks, luxe town homes now…

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