New Jerusalem


New Jerusalem receives deed from the Philadelphia Land Bank

April 22, 2019: The Philadelphia Land Bank has conveyed a deed to 2006 North Woodstock Street to New Jerusalem for the nominal fee of $1.00, following the recommendation of the Vacant Properties Review Commission and approval from Philadelphia City Council. This gives New Jerusalem, a residential recovery center run by nondenominational nuns, full legal ownership of the lot, which they have been using as part of their garden space since the 1980s.

View the deed here.

View the purchase and development agreement here.

We are thrilled that this transfer of land is finally official, and look forward to working with the City to facilitate the final transfer of the remaining land to New Jerusalem. We represented New Jerusalem since 2016 and had previously helped them obtain the deeds to two privately owned lots through adverse possession.