church demo

As recently as June, an empty though potentially-charming church stood at 19th and Poplar Sts. Over the summer it was razed, and now a vacant lot bids hello to passersby in Francisville.

Recent past
A church no more

Construction on six homes will begin at the site as early as the end of this year, according to Penelope Giles, founder and executive director of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation (FNDC).

Before construction begins however, developers will have to re-present site plans to the members of the FNDC. Though plans had been approved about a year and a half ago, the window of time that legitimizes those approvals has passed, according to Giles.