<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-PLKVN8" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">



First-Time Find: A Brand-New Pad in Francisville for $299K

Situated mere blocks from Center City in the thriving Francisville neighborhood, this condo is substantially below the median neighborhood home value of $379,600, making it […]


The Divine Lorraine, (All But) Ready For Its Closeup

I came to yesterday’s (Wednesday, May 17th) Urban Land Institute Philadelphia-sponsored tour of the Divine Lorraine Hotel prepared to be skeptical, for while I’d seen […]


Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of […]


Music to Return to the Met in Fall 2018

Somewhere in Heaven, Oscar Hammerstein is smiling: Eric Blumenfeld, who is currently restoring his Metropolitan Opera House at 858 N. Broad St. in Francisville to […]


New Apartments Coming to Francisville

Demolition of a row of 19th-century houses in the 1600 block of Poplar Street in Francisville is currently under way to make way for a […]


Free Land in Francsiville for Builders Who Will Sell for Less

Philadelphia’s Land Bank is continuing its slow march to functionality. On Wednesday, the Land Bank released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for eight vacant properties […]


Home with a Pet Salon? This Francisville Residence Claims to Have One

An unanswered call to the agent has our imagination running away with us thanks to the tidbit in the listing: “oversized garage parking with a […]

Gap-toothed townhomes on North 16th Street in Francisville

What’s With Those Gap-Toothed Developments in Francisville?

Francisville residents have gotten used to hearing the sound of hammers and saws around them — the neighborhood has become something of a builder’s paradise, […]

ginnodo street francisville

More! Yet More! In Francisville!

We mentioned yesterday that Francisville is abuzz with new construction almost everywhere you turn. There were several other projects besides the one we reported on […]


New Apartments With Roof Decks Under Way in Burgeoning Francisville

Two new multifamily townhomes, one of them with corner retail space, are under construction in a section of Francisville that has seen plenty of new […]


Midday Headlines: Cira Centre Pong Makes Guinness Book of World Records

• Pong on the Cira Centre has earned a a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, as Technical.ly Philly reports. • The Inquirer’s […]

Folsom Powerhouse rendering

Postgreen Announces Folsom Powerhouse Groundbreaking

Postgreen Homes has announced the first formal event for its sustainable Folsom Powerhouse housing development in Francisville. October 23rd at 3 p.m. there’ll be a […]


Francisville Will Get a Whole Block of Cool Postgreen Housing

               Photos by Laura Kicey You might know Postgreen Homes from its first and most famous project, the LEED-certified 100K Houses, which was followed […]


Morning Headlines: Housing Auction Confuses and Brings Treasured Memories

It took some time, but the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) finally decided to sell some 196 properties the agency has owned since the 1960s and […]

bedroom rental

Huge, Loft-Style Condo for Rent Now Listed at $1,400 Per Month

Though Trulia lists 1639 Poplar as Fairmount/Art Museum, the intersection of 17th and Poplar is actually in Francisville. That neighborhood doesn’t get a lot of […]