City Parks Association

An Asset Management Approach to Vacant Land

A Pilot Program for Eastern North Philadelphia

Prepared by Fairmount Ventures, Inc. for The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Philadelphia Green

This is the third of several reports published from the Vacant Land Management Study conducted in the late 1990s in Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This report presents a plan for the comprehensive management of all vacant land within the Eastern north Philadelphia target area. The purpose of this initiative is to create a pilot program to illustrate the potential for broader vacant land management reform. Although this pilot has been developed to work within the existing system, the City will not realize the full potential benefits of vacant land management in the absence of systemic reform.

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