Mixed responses of hope and skepticism have surrounded the ordinance that created Philadelphia's new Land Bank, which is aimed at cleaning up and repurposing the city's roughly 40,000 underused or blighted properties. Philadelphia is currently the largest U.S. city to establish a land bank, and other cities with major real estate problems are undoubtedly looking to Philadelphia as a possible model.
A potential real estate dispute could be brewing in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, as the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority looks to make upgrades to their rail line through the Shamokin Valley.
A long-standing business and its new neighbor in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia are in the midst of a real estate dispute that the city's zoning board will be forced to mediate.
A Pennsylvania zoning board is refusing to hear a local resident's appeal of the board's decision to allow construction of a gas station, convenience store, retail complex and high-rise residential building.
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.
Recent news came in regarding the plans of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority seizing properties by eminent domain for an affordable housing plan. Previously, a Philadelphia city councilman had proposed taking 43 properties in the Point Breeze community by eminent domain, an unpopular plan among some property owners. Those owners said they had plans for development on their lands.
The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority wants to use eminent domain to ease the way toward building affordable housing in the Point Breeze Urban Renewal Area, leaving local property owners dismayed.
The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment soon will review plans for 32 housing units that a developer wants to build on the site of the shuttered Ivy Ridge nursing home.
It isn't the typical neighborhood real estate dispute, but it nonetheless is an issue that has residents of a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, community buzzing.
A group of Philadelphia residents embroiled in a real estate dispute with a nonprofit group has won its fight to keep an apartment complex from converting into housing for seniors and transgendered people.