On December 3 City Council introduced four resolutions to transfer 833 City-owned properties into the Philadelphia Land Bank.
In a press release Philadelphia Land Bank Interim Executive Director Nicholas J. Scafidi said: “We are pleased with Council’s action today. These resolutions are the result of months of work by the Land Bank, City Council, and the Nutter administration. Today is another step forward in turning vacant land into homes, businesses, community gardens and open space. We look forward to continuing this momentum as we work with the Kenney administration and Council members to use vacant properties to revitalize neighborhoods.”