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    • Bill Green - Caucus Room

On City Council, who will replace Bill Green?

Governor Tom Corbett announced Friday morning that he would appoint At-Large Councilman Bill Green to the top seat at the School Reform Commission, a move that will require Green to leave…

    • 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…

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Council amends bill promoting sale of property tax liens

A bill that would authorize the city to sell real estate tax liens to private collectors was amended on the floor of City Council Thursday to provide some protections against abusive…

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Councilman Green calls for lien sales to help collect delinquent taxes

Councilman Bill Green introduced a bill into City Council Thursday that would authorize the Department of Revenue to sell tax liens on delinquent property in Philadelphia as a way to stem…

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Tax collection and foreclosure bill amended, headed for vote

A bill overhauling the way the city collects delinquent property taxes was amended on the floor of City Council Thursday, and could come up for a vote as early as next…

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Eyes on the Street

Feb 13: Casino pitch blitz | arson at Temple | NJ Transit studies Bus Rapid Transit | 40th and Pine update | AVI burdens

Good morning, Streeters. Don't be fooled by the lovely day we saw yesterday or this morning's spots of blue sky: we're in for a rain and snow later. Here's what's making…

    • Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Blumenfeld acquires Divine Lorraine | Council shrinking stream buffers | Great Chestnut Hill | Construction violations | Vote without ID

Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning,…

    • No citywide stream buffer in place, Council to consider Water Dept. hydrology map

No citywide stream buffer in place, Council to consider Water Dept. hydrology map

Philadelphia’s new zoning code went live late last month, but a key environmental provision—providing a 50-foot buffer to development for the city’s rivers and streams—won’t take effect until City Council approves,…

    • Council members huddle, finalizing amendments to zoning code bill

New zoning code will take effect without Commission’s finishing touches

Note: In an earlier version of this article, the 50-foot stream buffer was mistakenly identified as one of the Administration's amendments to the zoning code; it was in fact passed as…

    • From left, George Kroculick, Bill Green, Alan Greenberger, Marc Brookman, and Eva Gladstein

In discussion with attorneys, planning leaders downplay immediate effects of new zoning code

Members of City Council and the Planning Commission addressed a roomful of real estate lawyers and developers in a seminar hosted by Duane Morris LLP Wednesday morning at the Westin Hotel…

    • Where We Live | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

AVI's unanswered questions and likely vote | school worker concessions | Nutter to lead US Mayors | Council 'cleans up' zoning code | Philly foreclosures

Where We Live | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Today City Council could pass AVI - the contentious, but important property-tax reform plan – despite major uncertainties and information…

Eyes on the Street

How the speed of sheriff sales affects vacancy and blight

Patrick Kerkstra has another juicy story in PlanPhilly’s ongoing series about the city’s vacant and tax-delinquent property crisis, in partnership with the Inquirer. Turns out Philly's sheriff’s sales are woefully…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Should city bank on land bills that finally lay down the law?

For decades, Philadelphia’s city government has struggled to cope with an abundance of vacant land and chronic tax delinquency, two closely related problems that have fueled blight and depressed property values…

    • Lines & Squares | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Artist rendition of the planned expansion of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall on Penn's campus

Council approves amendment to UPenn Master Plan, RDA contract for Carpenter Square

City Council sprinted through a relatively brief agenda at its third meeting of the year Thursday morning, passing a handful of redevelopment and planning items, and introducing a few more. There…

    • No door at the Divine Lorraine | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • 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…

    • Into Fame | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

PlanPhilly looks back: SS United States, Sunoco still seeks refinery buyers, no Promise Neighborhoods grant for Universal, Bill Green on BPT reform

Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group Today, PlanPhilly begins its look back at 2011 with a piece on the SS United States, by Steven…

Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Clean and Green on Germantown Ave | Chinatown Tower | President's House Mess | Zoning Debate

Newsworks reports that the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District has been hard at work keeping it's piece of Germantown Avenue clean, green, and well-lit, but the city has been slower to…

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