vacant properties


Philly to Crack Down on Use of Vacant Buildings in Wake of Oakland Tragedy

Philadelphia officials are planning to crack down on illegal “pop-up” nightclubs and parties in vacant properties in the wake of a deadly fire that left […]


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, […]


“Funeral” Planned for Melon Street Home

Blight causes more than the figurative death of each building it touches: there’s loss of community history as well. Funeral for a Home honors that […]


Pennsylvania Is Among the Top 10 States with Most Zombie Properties

Zombies may be among us, but not the way Walking Dead fans might think. RealtyTrac recently released the February edition of its U.S. Foreclosure Market […]


Morning Headlines: Philadelphia’s War Against Blight Continues

Two days into 2014 we wondered if plans to relieve Philadelphia of abandoned properties would yield significant changes. Now, only a month later, it appears […]


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 […]