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Free Land in Francsiville for Builders Who Will Sell for Less

Philadelphia’s Land Bank is continuing its slow march to functionality. On Wednesday, the Land Bank released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for eight vacant properties […]


Morning Headlines: Plans Presented for Market Street Building Collapse Memorial

On Wednesday, the Art Commission got a “walk through” of the plans for the memorial park at 22nd and Market, the site of a tragic […]


Inside Take: How City Hall Makes Blight Worse

(This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) This could prove to be a seminal year in Philadelphia’s seemingly intractable fight against blight. The launch […]


Land Bank Defeatism Solves Nothing

[Editor’s Note: This story was first published on the blog of Progressive Philly Rising. It’s reprinted here in full with permission from the author. It’s […]


A Hearing On the Land Bank Strategic Plan Is Coming Up

Could Philadelphia’s Land Bank Plan be better? We asked this of you last month, but now is your chance to really make your voice heard. On […]


Morning Headlines: Could the Land Bank Plan Be Better?

We’ve been waiting for it since the beginning of the year, but now that the city’s new Land Bank is expected to launch in 2015, […]


Morning Headlines: Land Bank to Start at the End of this Year

At long last the much anticipated and nationally acknowledged Land Bank has become official. Yesterday, Mayor Nutter signed the bill that permits the formation of […]


Morning Headlines: New York Times Thinks Philadelphia Could Set An Example

• Could this be the year Philadelphia sticks to a new year resolution regarding vacant properties? The New York Times highlights the city’s steps to […]

City Life

What Philly Should Have Learned From Baltimore About Land Banks

After two years of crafting a land bank bill that would streamline the messy, maddening process of buying land from the city, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez’s […]


State House Reps Back Land Bank Advocates

As City Council members debated yesterday the land bank legislation voted out of committee last month, two of the state representatives who drafted the legislation […]


Is the Current Land Bank Bill Strong Enough?

The coalition of developers, Realtors and community development corporations pushing to create a city land bank praised the bill Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez is sponsoring for […]