One man is likely not the most popular among his neighbors in Germantown. The man owns a vacant 11-room mansion on a block there. The residential real estate has become a burden to his neighbors due to its old, worn-down appearance.
Determined to keep multifamily housing out of its neighborhood, a group from Wissahickon, Pennsylvania, has become embroiled in a real estate dispute with a property owner.
The recently enacted state Land Bank Act will allow municipalities in Pennsylvania to take over blighted and condemned properties in order to repurpose the land.
Before a development firm can start to build in a Pennsylvania city or town, the city must first give its approval and ensure that the proposed development will be consistent with the zoning laws and city plan. Unfortunately, these approvals often take time and considerable discussion. The members of the Legal Affairs Committee's board of commissioners chose to table the rezoning of the proposed O'Neill riverfront property at a recent meeting.