Philly Land Works: Vacant Land Disposition Policy

Jurisdiction Name: Philadelphia
State/Province: PA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 1,526,006
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: standards
Year: 2012
GFC Topic: community food production, community food security
Keywords: CSA, access, agriculture, community garden, community supported agriculture, community supported farm, farm, farming, food access, food infrastructure, food production, food security, infrastructure, land disposition, land use, market farm, production, urban, urban agriculture, urban farming, vacant land, vacant lot, vacant property
Adopting Government Department(s):

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Philadelphia Land Management Working Group
Support Entity(s):

Philadelphia Department of Public Property, Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation

Funding Amount: not available
Funding Sources: not available
Policy Outcome(s):

provides a path to license, lease, and purchase land from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), the Department of Public Property, and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC); supports the use of vacant land for urban agriculture that improves the quality of life in the City

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1