Local real estate nonprofit Mt. Airy USA is continuing to shine a spotlight on rehabbing distressed properties in East Mount Airy. Anuj Gupta (Mayor Nutter’s former Chief of Staff) and Brad Copeland argue that this is an essential way to better revitalize neighborhoods in East Mount Airy. From Philly.com:
The state’s conservatorship law “gives the petitioner control of a property and ownership rights of titleholder without taking title to the property. If successful, you complete the rehab and teardown, or perhaps plant a community garden. Once done, then you petition the court to transfer the title. I argue it’s the most powerful tool on a one-off basis we now have to fight blight,” Gupta said.
These days, Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy has come alive with galleries, stores, and restaurants, including Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café.
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