Francisville area is booming. There are construction projects down almost every street you walk. Ridge Avenue, a commercial corridor that has been getting rebuilt after years of neglect, has seen a ton of new development over the last ten years. A decade ago, many parcels were filled with buildings in disrepair or were vacant lots. This area’s proximity to Center City and the Broad St. Line have made it a target for developers and new residents.
This is the intersection of 16th and Ridge, which is a short walk from the 48 unit project. Modern buildings line the surrounding blocks. Ridge Avenue is a diagonal street that cuts through the city grid, which makes for some oddly-shaped parcels on the thoroughfare.