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VPRC Agenda for March 14

The Vacant Property Review Committee has posted the Agenda for its March 14, 2017 meeting at 10am in City Council, Caucus Room, 4th Floor, City Hall.

  1. Presentations by Attending Guests
  2. Consideration of Minutes of Previous Meetings
  3. Property Disposition Recommendations
  4. Administrative Business and Informational Items
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Land Bank Board Approves 2017 Strategic Plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank Board has approved the Land Bank’s 2017 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will now be submitted to City Council for its consideration.  The Strategic Plan analyzes market conditions and resident needs and identifies opportunities where publicly owned land can support housing, green space and other reuses.

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Land Bank Accepting Recommendations for New Board Member

The Land Bank is accepting recommendations for its board through Feb. 2. One position is available. Individuals and organizations may recommend someone, and an individual may recommend him/herself.

A potential board member must:

  • Have expertise in relevant areas, including but not limited to planning, real estate development, open space and architecture
  • Live or have a primary office in the City of Philadelphia
  • File State and City Statement of Financial Interest forms (but not as part of the recommendation process)
  • Be compliant with all City taxes, and any property owned must be clear of any municipal liens

A letter of recommendation and the resume of the person to be considered may be submitted via email at landbank@phila.gov.

The new board member will be chosen by the 10 current board members. The Land Bank board expects to reach this decision in time for the new board member to attend and participate in the Feb. 9, 2017 board meeting.

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