Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to Seize More Than Two Dozen Properties Thanks to Eminent Domain

Plan to build affordable housing on the plot


CITY COUNCIL'S Rules Committee moved forward with a controversial plan Tuesday that would allow the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) to take more than two dozen properties through eminent domain to build affordable housing in Point Breeze.

A month ago, that plan, sponsored by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson on behalf of the Nutter administration, included 43 properties, some of which private developers owned and planned to develop.

H/T Dan Pearson