In Francisville


As we were exploring the bustling retail scene along Ridge Ave. in Francisville, we couldn't help but notice another project we last checked on back in the Fall of 2021. At 1609 Poplar St., nestled between Ridge & Girard Ave., 21 units were going up across four floors, along with

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Is there any better way to celebrate the Phillies clinching a wild card birth than by making a swing by the happenings in Francisville? We couldn't think of any, so we decided to make a stop along Ridge Ave. to check on things, thanks to a recent zoning permit that

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It was only earlier this month that we made our way to the busy corner of Broad & Girard to visit a pair of projects that were under construction immediately next to one another. And while it is indeed exciting to see that things are moving along here, there's something

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Don't you love a changing view? They can be found all across the city, as buildings of all different heights, shapes, and styles change the skyline and the streetscape. One spot that will look much different in all directions soon enough is the intersection of N. Broad St. & Girard

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Fairmount Ave. west of Broad Street is one of the quaintest commercial stretches in the city. It feels like its own little hamlet, yet it sits remarkably close to Logan Circle and Center City, with the low-rise buildings lining the stretch creating a very human scaled experience. We were here

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Do you remember way back in 2013, when "selfies" first became a fad? Does that seem like ages ago during a quaint time before social media was filled with pictures and videos that were self-shot? (Insert shameless plug for Naked Philly's series of neighborhood Instagram Reels and TikToks) We bring this

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Near the center of a modern metropolitan city, it’s always a shame to see an empty lot covered in asphalt. That there are fewer such lots than there used to be even 10 years ago just makes the ones that remain all the more prominent. The origins of these lots

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The building at 1801 Fairmount Ave., right on the main drag of the neighborhood, is one that's long caught our attention. We last checked in back in 2019, when a demolition notice was issued for the cool corner building. We held out hope that this would just entail minor demolition

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When considering the Broad & Girard intersection and its surroundings, we'd say it's best described as being under-utilized, but laden with potential. Low-rise, uninspired architecture has filled most of the area for years, but things are changing at an incredible pace. Last summer, we reported that the CVS at 922-36

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Cruising down 15th Street through Francisville the other day, we noticed some ongoing construction that didn't fit a standard we've come to expect around here, or anywhere else in town, for that matter. The construction in question is taking place at 857 and 859 N. 15th St., two properties on

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