Vacant land in South Philadelphia | Image via planphilly.comPhiladelphia City Council unanimously passed a bill to establish a public land bank at their final meeting before the holiday recess, held Dec. 12 at City Hall. As stated in a press release from the Philadelphia Land Bank Alliance by bill sponsor Councilwoman María Quiñones Sánchez, “ThisMore
Image via takebackvacantland.orgLast month, we wrote about Pennsylvania’s land bank bill and Philadelphia’s own efforts to bring the “bank” to our city. Good news! The City recently acquired the “front door” to their land bank. After a year and a half, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has launched new processes in acquiring property and maintaining vacantMore
Vacant land in South Philadelphia | Image via planphilly.comRemember that vacant lot in your neighborhood—the one you always thought would serve the neighborhood better as a community garden than a dumping ground? And remember how complicated the process was to even consider the space for redevelopment?
With 40,000 vacant lots throughout Philadelphia, this is a common