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File #: 130156-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 3/7/2013 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2013
Title: Repealing Chapter 16-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Councilmanic District Development Program," and replacing it with a new Chapter 16-500, entitled "Philadelphia Land Bank," that authorizes the creation of a land bank and provides for its appointment, powers, and duties, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Council President Clarke
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA LAND BANK
Code sections: 16-500 - Councilmanic District Development Program
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 130156-A02, As Amended on Floor.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy130156-A02.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/18/20132 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/12/20132 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
12/5/20131 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
12/5/20132 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
12/5/20132 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
11/14/20131 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/31/20131 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PRINTED AND PLACED ON NEXT FIRST READING CALENDARPass  Action details Not available
10/28/20130 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/28/20130 Committee on Public Property and Public Works HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/28/20130 Committee on Public Property and Public Works AMENDED   Action details Not available
10/28/20131 Committee on Public Property and Public Works REPORTED FAVORABLY   Action details Not available
3/7/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Repealing Chapter 16-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Councilmanic District Development Program," and replacing it with a new Chapter 16-500, entitled "Philadelphia Land Bank," that authorizes the creation of a land bank and provides for its appointment, powers, and duties, all under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, Evidence demonstrates that a persistently high rate of vacant lots and structures harms the safety and economic strength of individual blocks and neighborhoods, as well as the City of Philadelphia as a whole; and

WHEREAS, A municipal land bank would ensure clear, transparent, and efficient operations by serving as a single entity to acquire, hold, and dispose of vacant property with the participation and approval of City Council; and

WHEREAS, The consolidation of ownership of all publicly-owned surplus property in a municipal land bank is expected to increase efficiency, and allow a greater proportion of public funds to be invested directly into community revitalization; and

WHEREAS, Extensive grassroots community planning over the last decade by local Community Development Corporations and advocacy groups, with the support of the private sector, has found that creation of a municipal land bank is necessary for the strategic redevelopment of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, A municipal land bank should prioritize long-term community and economic development, promote the economic vitality of communities and Philadelphia as a whole, and should adopt disposition policies that encourage a range of beneficial uses by permitting nominal or reduced price disposition of property for development of: affordable or mixed-income housing that is accessible or visitable; economic development that create jobs for community residents; community facilities that provide needed services and enrichment opportunities; side- and rear-yards; urban agriculture; and community open space; and

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