BUY LAND

Thank you for visiting the PHDC website. Please note that PHDC offices are closed as part of Philadelphia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. While PHDC is accepting applications to buy land and responses to competitive sales and Requests for Proposals, the review of those documents may take longer than usual. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.


Properties in public inventory can be repurposed for many uses. Public land can become a side or rear yard, a community garden, a community facility, an affordable housing development. It can support new and expanded businesses or be used for development assemblage. PHDC’s goal is to turn vacant land into an asset for the neighborhood and its residents.


Side or Rear Yards

Homeowners who live next to a vacant lot owned by a public agency may be able to buy it for a side or rear yard.

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Community Gardens, Open Space and
Recreational Areas

Community gardens help residents get to know each other, manage stormwater and help provide fresh food to neighbors.
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Propose Affordable Housing Project

By making public land available at a
lower cost, PHDC supports housing affordable to low- and moderate-income families.

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Land for Business Expansion

PHDC wants to help your business build on its success. If there is a publicly-
owned parcel near your business that
can help you expand and create jobs,
we want to help make that happen.

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Assemblage

Do you own land and have a development idea for it?

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Land for Community Uses

Do you have a proposal for a community use for which public property could be used?

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