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Disappointing Start For Agency Philadelphia Hoped Would Solve Vacant Lots SurplusThe Philadelphia Land Bank is now pulling a Kensington property off the market after receiving just one bid to develop it.
Council Approves $33-Million Tax Break For Center City Hotel ProjectDeveloper 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.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Compromise on City 'Land Bank' PlanCity 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.
South Philadelphia Neighbors Celebrate Community Garden Risen From Vacant LotThe 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."