Wolf Pledges 3.7K Jobs For Port Of Philadelphia

 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf discusses his goals for the Port of Philadelphia | Photo: Kimberly Paynter, for WHYY

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf discusses his goals for the Port of Philadelphia | Photo: Kimberly Paynter, for WHYY

  • At a City Council hearing yesterday, officials from the Philadelphia Land Bank outlined the organization’s strategic plan for its second year of operations, reports Plan Philly. It will dispose of 250 properties in the next two months, they say, and begin in earnest next year to secure deeds from other agencies and private owner next year. But for a land bank fast approving the second anniversary of its approval, those benchmarks seemed low to some advocates at the hearing. Members of the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities seek detailed language that would specify just how many properties will distributed for each purpose. Beth McConnell, policy director for the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, said she saw no reason the City’s entire public inventory of vacant properties should not be in the Land Bank’s hands by the end of 2017.
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