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Vacant Land

The NKCDC Vacant Land Management Program was created in 1996 in response to residents' concerns about the negative impact vacant land has on their community. Our locally rooted Vacant Land Management Program creates clean and green open spaces, organizes volunteer greening projects and tree plantings, and stabilizes and maintains vacant lots. Working within the community, we develop strong connections and partnerships to help facilitate renewal

Since the program's beginning, more than 300 parcels of land have been cleaned and greened, 156 lots have been brought into the sideyard program, and 15 trash-strewn vacant lots have been transformed into community gardens.

Seeing the increased safety and health benefits of greenspaces on our residents, Philadelphia Horticulture Society later adopted our land management model city-wide for the PHS LandCare Program. Nowadays, our Vacant Land Management crew is contracted to manage over 900 vacant parcels in our service area and beyond.

Do you have questions about cleaning, greening, or acquiring a vacant parcel? Get in touch with us!

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New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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