The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.
Carlton Williams, commissioner of the city’s Department of Licenses & Inspections, says they’ve received three reports since Monday of a person posing as an L&I inspector and gaining entry to homes.
The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.
Given the recent collapse of several row homes in the City’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.
They’re called IDs — Imminently Dangerous Buildings — and L and I Commissioner Carlton Williams told council members at a budget hearing that the city currently has about 600 of them
A group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.
Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
L&I commissioner Carlton Williams acknowledged that the safety standards for the city’s own demolitions — demolitions of city-owned properties — are stricter than what is demanded for private property.
Following the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.
City officials reiterated Thursday that the contractor hired to demolish the building met the licensing requirements.
As crews dig for answers, questions remain – how could this happen and could this have been prevented?
Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.
Litter critters make South Street their new home, designed to encourage the public to feed them… trash.