As part of Philadelphia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, you must have a pre-scheduled appointment/meeting to visit PHDC offices.

Do you own land and have a development idea for it? And would adjacent parcels owned by public agencies make that idea more feasible? If so, you may be able to purchase the public land outside of the competitive process. For PHDC to help you complete an assemblage, you must own 50 percent of the property to be developed. In addition, the public property you want to acquire must be part of the development. You will have to pay fair market value, as determined by an appraisal, for the property.

The first step is to find out if the property you are interested in is publicly owned and available.