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Old Posted Sep 30, 2020, 8:19 PM
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October CDR Submissions


1650 W. Girard Avenue
-Located in Francisville neighborhood
-7-story mixed-use project with 192 residential units, and ground floor commercial/retail
PDF here:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20200930...age_Update.pdf
I'm very excited about this project! My girl and I live in the southwestern portion of Francisville, which is the most heavily revitalized. The northeastern portion of the neighborhood is approaching the late stage of "up-and-coming" and will eventually cross the threshold to reach the "revitalized" status. This project will go a long way in ensuring that! Not only will this project bring new life to Girard Ave, but it will also intensify the rebirth of Ridge Avenue, which has many large projects rising at the moment. I love the energy in this neighborhood, and I'm hoping that packing so many new residents into the neighborhood will eventually bring us a restaurant and/or some kind of new bar!

Also, this project will also help push the wave of revitalization north into the southern edge of Templetown/Cecil B. Moore, which has hosted many single-family homes, condos, and apartments buildings geared towards young professionals rather than Temple students.

I keep telling people that Francisville has the potential to be the next Fishtown: like Fishtown, we have great access to transit, an easy walk to adjacent neigborhoods that offer dining and entertainment (Fairmount and Spring Garden), three mixed-use corridors (Fairmount, Ridge, and North Broad), and an abundance of young families that have moved in. Unlike Fishtown, we're a much quicker walk to Center City, are closer to cultural institutions, and have ample access to Fairmount Park!
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