First District Land Auction Exceeds Expectations

 

“The auction of city-owned lots attracted 93 bidders and brought in [$1.78 million.]” | Photo: Ed Hille, for The Inquirer

“The auction of city-owned lots attracted 93 bidders and brought in $1.78 million.” | Photo: Ed Hille, for The Inquirer

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  1. Hey duh just think how much more money they could get for those public assets if they actually listed them on the MLS. Mark Squilla should find out what the MLS is and how to use it. Although at least this time he was charging for public property, instead of giving it away for free to his cronies, like Cypress St between Broad St and Watts St. for example: total price for Carl Dranoff = zero dollars. Nice deal if you can get it for a 20’x90′ lot on broad st across from the Kimmel Center. No corruption there though I’m sure.

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