Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced Thursday that the Salvation Army had donated the land to the city tax free with the intention of building a park for the victims.
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke said he expects council to quickly pass legislation accepting the gift of the land.
Some proposed plans included building a memorial to the victims. More than 6,200 people have signed a Change.org petitioncalling for a park at the site.
City Treasurer Nancy Winkler, whose daughter died in the collapse, led the effort to turn the site into a park.