What’s up with that abandoned building?

    Are there any abandoned eyesores in your neighborhood, or somewhere along your daily commute, that you would like to know more about? Let us know, and we can take a look.

     

    Are there any abandoned eyesores in your neighborhood, or somewhere along your daily commute, that you would like to know more about?

     

    Hit the “submit a property” button above or tell us in the comments below, and we’ll take a look.

    Last week, PlanPhilly’s Amy Z. Quinn wrote about what’s next for Manayunk’s abandoned eyesore on Venice Island. Located at 1 Leverington Avenue in Philadelphia, it is the site of the old Carmella’s Restaurant in Manayunk.

    Writes Quinn, of the old Carmella’s building:

    “… The structure looms large over Venice Island, publicly decomposing like a road kill carcass. Graffiti, boarded-up windows and overgrown bushes greet motorists, bikers and walkers traveling along the stretch of Main Street between the Green Lane Bridge and Leverington Avenue.

    “Up close, it’s worse.”

    Sound familiar?

    Why is it still abandoned? Who owns it? Surely something will replace it soon — right? Sometimes the answers are not so clear, and sometimes (especially in a down economy) it’s not so easy to do something about an abandoned property. 

    Let us know if there are any abandoned buildings you want to investigate. Put the resources of NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly to work.

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