Land Banks: A Tool for Fighting Blight and Strengthening Neighborhoods
Date/Time: January 17, 2018 (12:00-1:00pm)
[11:30am registration; 12:00 event start; 1:00pm end time]
Location: Urban Engineers, Inc. -- 530 Walnut Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fee: $25 for SWEP Members; $35 for Non-Members. Lunch will be provided by Urban Engineers.
Join Winnie Branton, Esq., of Branton Strategies, LLC, to learn about land banks. What is a land bank? How does it work? Land banks are a new tool for communities to strategically acquire vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent properties and convert these liabilities into assets. The Pennsylvania Land Bank Law was passed in 2012.
Today, there are 18 land banks in Pennsylvania, stretching from Erie to Philadelphia, with more on the horizon. Join us to hear about how Pennsylvania’s land banks are working to convert problem properties to productive use and return them to the tax rolls. An overview of land banks and land banking under the Pennsylvania Land Bank Law will be provided. Case studies highlighting best practices will also be shared.
Approved for 1 hour PA CLE Credit.
Thank you to Urban Engineers, Inc. for hosting this program!