Issues: blighted property
6 VotesFix it! Voted!1007 Mckean Philadelphia, PA - South Philadelphia
House has been abandoned and unsealed-- someone has been throwing trash and old food [moldy bread mostly] in a possible attempt to feed birds-- mostly just attracting rats, mice, etc. House needs to be cleaned up, resealed, trash needs to be picked up, and whoever is feeding the animals needs to be told by the authorities and neighborhood that this is not acceptable.
FYI according to the Philadelphia OPA the owner bought the house in 2000 on the cheap and it has sat abandoned ever since-- neighborhood association should look into contacting the owner [who does not live in the area] and let them know they will be contacting city officials and that the owner needs to clean up their act.
2327 S Franklin St Philadelphia, PA - South Philadelphia
The City knocked down an unsafe building, which is great, but this needs more work before it becomes (yet another) vacant lot filled with illegally dumped trash.
1) The fence needs to be permanently affixed to the walls on either side. The current freestanding fence is easily moved and knocked over, so now people can go around it to access the backyards of all the residents of the east side of Franklin and the west side of Beulah. As our backyards were previously inaccessible to all but ourselves, this is a major crime concern.
2) The equipment used to tear the building down completely crumbled and collapsed the sidewalk. The property frontage is now all rubble and dirt. We are concerned about both damage to the water and sewer pipes, and the danger this poses to the street's many elderly residents and children.
2113 S 13th S Philadelphia, PA - South Philadelphia
the city tore down a house about 3 years ago. the lot was never fenced. the dumping has gotten worse and worse. last night someone pulled up in a van and dumped the contents of their house out.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!2400 Mildred Street Philadelphia, PA - South Philadelphia
All week trash bags and items are placed in front of vacant homes. Litter covers the streets from potato chip bags, solicitation flyers, drug dime bags, dog poop, etc. Adults to children throw litter on the ground and in the sewers. Alley ways are dumping grounds. Shopping carts are abandoned on the block and throughout surrounding area. Residents have grown weary from neglect and lack of city regulation. They say “why take my personal time to clean the block, it will only be dirty again tomorrow.” Landlords allow there tenets to pile up trash in back yards, dump in alleyways, and to run down their properties. I love my neighborhood but something’s got to be done in South Philly.