*UPDATE* Got to speak directly with L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams about 906 E Westmoreland St on Thursday October 24th at the K&A Business Association meeting. He was very receptive and said he’ll take a look and get back to us. More info as we get it!
Hey all, we could really use your help in spreading the word about this imminently dangerous property at 906 E Westmoreland St. It’s been set on fire, vacant for many years and–as you can see from all the natural light in the photos–no longer has much of a roof left.
From what we can find, the owner(s) of record: Francis & Martha Dutill or Steven Katzev haven’t paid property taxes since 1996, with more than $26,000 owed to the City of Philadelphia. Philly 311 Service Request #2656339 from 12/7/2012 has its status registered as “Completed”, but seems like this dangerous building is still…well, dangerous.
Philly has so many of these kinds of properties on its hands & we’re sure there are plenty of other properties equally deserving of the attention & limited resources of our fair city. Hopefully we (with your help!) can shed a little social network & media attention on these kinds of “abandominiums” that need to be demolished–as they’re just too damaged & dangerous for repair.
Thanks so much to Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams & Managing Director Rich Negrin for fostering a city culture where citizens want to participate and “be the change they wish to see”.