637 Hoffman St. Philadelphia, PA 19148

From Estrellita:

This vacant lot is cleaned twice a year and only after a multitude of calls to 311 from residents of this block. The last time this lot was cleaned by the city was 02/12. The weeds are in excess of 4 feet. There is garbage and animal waste everywhere. A family of feral cats has taken up residence. The flies are so thick that one has to use the sidewalk on the other side of the street. The owner is neither disabled nor elderly and lives .8 miles from this lot. There is no reason that this lot cannot be kept clean. It is an eyesore and a health hazard.

The OPA indicates this property was purchased in 2010 by for $5,600 and the taxes are current.  Likely an investor owns this waiting for more progress in the neighborhood.

I recommend you contact the Vacant Property Strategy Unit in L&I and make them aware of the situation (if you haven’t already).

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