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December 30: L&I reform | The Kenney-Clarke show | Census figures on business growth

Ned Dunham and Michael Nadol, the two chairmen of Philadelphia’s Building Safety Oversight Board, have an op-ed in today’s Inquirer laying out some of their recommendations for reform at the…

    • PHS Pops-Up Garden has taken over a vacant property on the 1900 block of Walnut Street.

City to sell off tax debt on commercial properties

Next week, Philadelphia will take a first crack at selling off tax liens on commercial properties, a move which City Council hopes will later expand and generate $30 million in revenue…

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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…

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Council ends year with action on Land Bank, Royal Theater, bus shelters

For Philadelphia City Council, the fall of 2014 is going to be remembered, in those circles where it’s remembered at all, for what didn’t happen. But during their last meeting…

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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…

    • This 2013 photo shows Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez stands in front of a blighted home in her district.

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…

    • A publicly subsidized W Hotel is proposed for 15th and Chestnut streets in Center City

Philadelphia gets a Land Bank, W Hotel gets $33 million subsidy

Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved the formation of a land bank on Thursday, inching toward the goal of finding productive, community-building, and tax-paying uses for the city’s 40,000 vacant properties. After…

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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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

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