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.
The mayor of Philadelphia says the city's empty and under-maintained properties are destroying neighborhood property values. The official has announced a new plan to send noncompliant owners of neglected commercial and residential real estate to "blight court."