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.

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.