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    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez stands in front of 2432 N. 4th Street, a blighted, tax delinquent property in her district March 1, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

Philadelphia Land Bank holds its first meeting

It took more than ten years of conversations for Philadelphia to form a land bank, but the first public meeting of the agency’s board was over in about ten minutes. On…

    • Northwood Frankford Community Y, February 2014
Eyes on the Street

Frankford Y forging an unlikely path back from the brink

The stately brownstone mansion at Leiper and Arrott streets is cold and dark, the front yard-turned-parking-lot is snowy, and the intersection is quiet though it is nearly rush hour at the…

    • One of 10,000 city-owned vacant properties
Eyes on the Street

Land Bank bill caught in twilight zone

UPDATED, 12/5/13 8:15am: The Inquirer reports that Council President Clarke and Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez have negotiated a deal to advance the land bank legislation. Clarke's amendment to include the Vacant Property Review…

    • 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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Eyes on the Street

Land bank hearing scheduled for Oct. 28, questions remain

This fall there is renewed hope for progress in the creation of a municipal land bank. Come October 28, land bank advocates will get their wish: City Council’s Committee on Public…

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Frankford Catholics worried about parish merger's impact on community [video]

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as…

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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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As Philly land bank momentum slows, proponents want administration to take lead

Political progress on Philadelphia’s proposed land bank - which many advocates see as central to solving the vacancy and property tax delinquency crises - has ground to a near halt in…

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City Council redistricting: Do you have a new councilperson?

Philadelphia City Council decided last month to allow members affected by redistricting to begin serving their new constituents this month -- three years before the new districts were to take effect…

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Council talks tax delinquency with city officials and collection agencies

Senior members of the Nutter administration’s property tax collection team defended their record before a skeptical City Council committee Tuesday afternoon during the first in a series of hearings that are…

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Ravaged by Neglect, Part Four: The challenge of fixing Philadelphia’s broken approach to land use

In many ways, and for many years, Philadelphia has failed to implement a practical and effective strategy for collecting delinquent property taxes and putting vacant land and blighted buildings into productive…

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Part One: Lax property tax enforcement and brazen deadbeat investors have depressed Philadelphia’s property-tax base by $9.5 billion

The neighbors did what they could to dress up the gaping wound on their block. They painted the steps black and the porch a bold bluish-green. In the fall, they put…

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Council Committee recommends tax foreclosure overhaul

City Council’s Committee on Finance gave a favorable recommendation Friday morning to a bill that would force a major shift in the way the city collects delinquent property taxes. The bill…

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Eyes on the Street

March 1: Erdy McHenry's lifeless garage | Coltrane House repair | AVI relief | bike-lane sweeps | Penn raises $4.3 billion

Good morning, Streeters and happy March! Here’s what’s making news this Friday morning: In her column today Inga Saffron calls Erdy McHenry’s $27 million parking garage on Arch Street “oppressive and…

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Sánchez tells Council zoning amendments would hurt her district

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez sent a memo to her fellow members of City Council Thursday morning asking that they not be “overly eager” to support a bill introduced by Councilman Brian O’Neill…

    • Emerald Street Urban Farm has taken root on five vacant lots in East Kensington.
Eyes on the Street

New Zoning Code's Growing Pains [updated]

UPDATED: 1/23/13, 12:30pm: On January 24, City Council was set to consider changes to the new zoning code that would restrict land uses in neighborhood commercial districts, including allowing community gardens…

    • Council can’t agree on changes to commercial corridor zoning districts

Council can’t agree on changes to commercial corridor zoning districts

City Council’s Committee on Rules couldn’t come to a consensus in a meeting on Tuesday regarding two bills introduced by 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill that would restrict some uses in neighborhood…

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Saturday is Community Paint Day for Frankford mural

After months of meetings, planning and designing, Saturday is the big day in Frankford. Volunteers are invited to a community paint day for the neighborhood's mural, Imagining Frankford, made possible through…

    • In cooperation with Councilwoman, NSCA plans single-family homes for St. Boniface

In cooperation with Councilwoman, NSCA plans single-family homes for St. Boniface

The once acrimonious relationship between Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez and Patricia DeCarlo, executive director of Norris Square Civic Association, has given way to what appears to be—superficially, at least—a productive partnership. Last…

Eyes on the Street

AVI delay deal | Sealing vacants | Master Plan for the Central Delaware tested | South Philly streets

Implementation of AVI, the administration’s property-tax reform plan, has been delayed for one year, reports the Daily News. City Council spent all day Thursday wrangling budget-related bills, which would…

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