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File #: 181062    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 12/6/2018 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Vacant and Surplus Properties," by changing the composition of the Vacant Property Review Committee, by providing for further duties of the Vacant Property Review Committee, and by requiring certain provisions to be included with property dispositions; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: VACANT PROPERTY, VACANT PROPERTY REVIEW COMMITTEE
Code sections: 16-400 - Vacant and Surplus Properties
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18106200.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Vacant and Surplus Properties," by changing the composition of the Vacant Property Review Committee, by providing for further duties of the Vacant Property Review Committee, and by requiring certain provisions to be included with property dispositions; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as
follows:

CHAPTER 16-400. VACANT AND SURPLUS PROPERTY.

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ยง16-404. The Vacant Property Review Committee.

(1) A Vacant Property Review Committee is hereby created to be composed of the
executive heads or their designees of the following:

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(k) [The Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation;] The Philadelphia Land Bank;

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(5) The Vacant Property Review Committee, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission, upon making a determination that any property is blighted, and not readily acquirable by donation for reasons as hereinbefore provided in the legislative findings, may certify said blighted property to the Redevelopment Authority for acquisition pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 94 of June 23, 1978, amending the act of May 24, 1945 (P.L. 991, No. 385) known as the "Urban Redevelopment Law", except that:

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(e) No property shall be certified to the Redevelopment Authority unless an appraisal of the fair market value of the property has been reviewed by the Vacant Property Review Committee.

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(6) The Vacant Property Review Committee shall, in cooperation with the City Planning Commission, determine the conditions of title to be incorporated into the deed for each property to be disposed of pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. Failure of compliance with said conditions will cause title to the property to revert to the ownership of the City of Philadelphia, the Rede...

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