Philadelphia Land Bank
The Philadelphia Land Bank is now pulling a Kensington property off the market after receiving just one bid to develop it.
Developer Brooke Lenfest (center of photo) wants to build two hotels — a “W” and an “Element” — on what is now a parking lot at 15th and Chestnut Streets.
City Council members have reached what officials are calling an “historic” agreement to rein in a longstanding Philadelphia problem: how to dispose of tens of thousands of vacant properties and lots.
The Friends of Manton Street Park and Community Garden are celebrating their second-place win in a “Best/Worst Lot” contest held by the “Campaign To Take Back Vacant Land.”