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    • A vacant lot in North Philadelphia.

‘Greening’ vacant lots improves mental health in Philly communities

Vacant and dilapidated lots are a common city eyesore — not just in Philadelphia, but across the country. About 15 percent of urban land across the U.S. is either vacant or abandoned.…

    • Land Bank properties in Point Breeze, January 2016

Councilman Johnson adds 100 more properties to Land Bank

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a resolution Thursday morning transferring 100 properties in his 2nd District, which covers parts of Center City and South Philadelphia, to the city’s Land Bank. The properties…

    • 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…

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September 29: Debating the Papal crowd size | Car-free Philly video | Greening vacant lots with Philly's immigrant communities

How many people were really here for the Papal visit? Tom Avril at the Inquirer talked to a crowd safety expert who estimated there were just 142,000 on the Parkway on…

    • 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…

    • north 9th 4

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…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Interface Studio to develop Land Bank Strategic Plan

Philly passed a new milestone on the long road to realizing its future Land Bank: On Friday the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation’s Board of directors voted to name Philadelphia-based Interface Studio…

    • Kensington | David Swift, EOTS Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

June 26: Chump city | Clarke and Francisville's gap-toothed development | C- for PA infrastructure | 3 ArtPlace America grants | Fair bike share | Italian Market organic stand

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what we’re reading this morning: All us do-right Philadelphians are chumps. At least that’s how Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas thinks we seem in light of our…

    • Original Northeast High School, Photo by David Swift Photography
    • Memphis and Palmer streets, Fishtown
Eyes on the Street

November 13 - Real Estate Roundup: Filling Market West vacancy | Finders tap Unclaimed Property | La Salle's new biz school | W Hotel and TIFs | Pru Fox & Roach's new identity

Howdy Streeters. Here’s a roundup of real estate news for this crisp Wednesday morning: The 2100 block of Market Street is nearly entirely vacant, but for a firehouse. That has Naked…

    • 1400 block S Colorado Street, Newbold
Eyes on the Street

Newbold neighbor petitions to purchase vacant lot, preserve green space

A Point Breeze resident in the neighborhood’s Newbold section wants to turn the vacant lot behind her home into an herbal teaching garden and to preserve it as a slice of…

    • Max Levy Autograph Company, October 2013 | Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

Inside Germantown's Max Levy Autotgraph Building

Gary Reed, a frequent EOTS Flickr Group photo contributor and Germantown resident, got a peek inside the historic and vacant Max Levy Autograph Building as part of Gray Area Philly's…

    • N. 9th and W. Dauphin
Eyes on the Street

Two keys to getting the land bank right

Seeing the land bank bill passed by City Council’s Public Property & Public Works Committee on Monday was a huge step forward for those who believe the city’s current processes for…

    • 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…

    • race day
Eyes on the Street

August 13: DRPA dysfunction continues | North Philly vacancy then and now | Fly School in Kensington | Schools: funding, boycott, student voices

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing on this rainy Tuesday: An audit reveals that the Delaware River Port Authority remains deeply dysfunctional, due in part to the actions of its…

    • Brian Abernathy

Redeveloping the Redevelopment Authority

It has been a long, turbulent run for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Five executive directors in eight years. Dramatically slowed sales of publicly owned property. And embarrassing worldwide coverage (literally…

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