Land Bank Strategic Plan Hearings
The Land Bank ordinance passed by City Council last year requires City Council to approve the Strategic Plan before the Land Bank is operational.
Councilman Henon (center) with members of the
On November 13th, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez introduced a resolution approving the Philadelphia Land Bank's Proposed Strategic Plan, which is the next big step towards launching the Philadelphia Land Bank.
For the past five months, the interim Land Bank Board of Directors, key stakeholders, city staff and policy advocates have worked together to produce a data-driven, community informed Strategic Plan that addresses a number of key issues, including:
An analysis of market conditions and trends in neighborhoods where the Land Bank is likely to hold property
An inventory and mapping of vacant properties
5 year goals
Annual goals for property acquisition and transfer
Recommendations for the uses of properties that advance the Land Bank’s goals
The hearing will take place on December 1, at 12:00 in City Council Chambers (Room 400, City Hall). Members of the public who wish to testify at the hearing can do so through this page, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Bobby's office directly at 215-686-2078.
Please limit testimony to 3 minutes. If you wish to have your testimony distributed to Committee Members, please bring 15 copies.
The following people have scheduled to testify with Councilman Henon's office:
Nancy Goldenberg, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Amy Cahn, Garden Justice Legal Initiative
Diane Cornman-Levy, Mayor's Food Police Advisory Council
Gary Hawkins, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
Nora Lichtash, Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities
Jeff Carpenter, Arcadia Commons
Elisa Ruse-Esposito, Farm Philly
Beth McConnell, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Jenny Greenberg, Neighborhood Gardens Trust