The three-story, five-sided brick structure at Harrison and Cottage in Frankford might have been a grand building a long time ago. Not anymore. Yet, the congregation of the church across the street wants to bring it back, and its members are willing to spend big money and a lot of toil to do it.
A city contractor on Monday began tearing down a Frankford home that was heavily damaged in a 2013 fire.
If you’re appealing that property assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes, you might not have to wait for a hearing. You might be able to make a deal over the phone.
A Bustleton resident is one of those city taxpayers who, on one hand, won, and on the other, lost.
Marvin Lewis was one of the lucky ones, or, so he thought. The Fairfield Street resident in November was informed that the assessment on his home would be knocked down almost $14,000.
The Office of Property Assessment by Dec. 9 had mailed out 46,304 answers to owners who asked the agency to review the new market values assigned to their properties this year. The agency refused to change those numbers for 39,483, said Michael Piper, OPA’s deputy chief assessment officer.
The Board of Revision of Taxes has sent out a couple of thousand letters to property owners who are appealing their new assessments, advising them their 2014 taxes will actually be lower than they are this year. Given that fact, the BRT asks the letter’s recipients if they would consider withdrawing their assessment appeals.
On Monday, Chris Artur got a letter from the Board of Revision of Taxes that made him laugh.