Philadelphia is Finally Selling its Vacant Lots – Want One?

At the César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden in Kensington, the words “Not for sale” are painted on the street as a message to developers and the city. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

As Ryan Briggs reported in this article for WHYY, after the 2019 intensive overhaul of Philadelphia’s long-troubled land sale process, the City is finally selling off some of its 6,000 vacant parcels. While this is being lauded as progress, the process remains elusive and those that actually obtain land tend to be developers. Many are calling for more transparency in. the process, as well as more consideration be given to affordable housing. For a deep dive, read the full article here.

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