Philly’s Land Has Been Set Free!

Philly now largest city in country with land bank.

At long last, the City Council has passed its land bank bill, making it the largest city in the country to have a land bank. (Cliff notes: Land bank=bank where all the vacant land is put up for sale, so the hoarders don’t sit on it forever and ever.) But as Andrew Thompson pointed out earlier this week, the bill ain’t perfect, and risks becoming toothless (as Baltimore’s has become). Still, here’s some cause for, er, celebration.

Head over to Wikipedia’s “Land Bank” page, and you’ll find just one image under “municipal land banks.”