In Francisville


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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We recently spied a zoning permit, announcing some upcoming demolition on 16th Street in Francisville. Upon closer examination, we discovered that the plan will result in the demolition of two buildings at 721 and 723 N. 16th St. which have been used as triplexes for the last few decades and

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A reader reached out the other day, tipping us off to some ongoing construction on the 1600 block of Poplar Street, in Francisville. This block has seen a ton of new construction over the last decade - there were only four buildings on the north side of the block back

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Ah, the seemingly cursed Cameron Square project at 19th & Wylie- could it finally be moving forward? Here's a refresher on this property, in case you haven't been taking notes over the years. In 2010, the Hankin Group bought this 1.5 acre lot from the City for $900K, controversially winning the right to

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Back in April, we shared the news that the shuttered CVS at the southwest corner of Broad & Girard would be demolished and replaced by a new mixed-use building. We anticipated a seven-story building with two floors of retail, 160 apartments on the upper floors, and 48 parking spots, and

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