FAQs

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FAQs 2018-08-14T14:41:18+00:00

Nearly every neighborhood in Philadelphia has both a CDC (Community Development Corporation) and Civic/Neighbors Association.

  • A Civic Association is a community organization that is made up of neighbors, usually on a strictly volunteer basis. Civic Associations address quality of life issues and connect residents with resources throughout the city.
  • A CDC can own and develop property—occasionally a CDC will maintain a small staff to oversee the day to day operations of the real estate that they have. CDCs sometimes partner with developers to create community spaces in vacant lots and enhance the commercial corridors in a neighborhood.
  • Both Civic Associations and CDCs can be RCOs (Registered Community Organizations), even if they are in the same neighborhood.
  • For more information on RCOs, please visit the City of Philadelphia’s City Planning Commission page.

The Francisville boundaries are the north side of Fairmount Ave, the south side of Girard Ave, the east side of Broad St, and the west side of Corinthian Ave in Philadelphia, PA. Our main commercial corridors include Fairmount Ave, Ridge Ave, and Girard Ave.

In order to vote on zoning/community planning proposals, you must be 18 years or older, live within the Francisville boundaries (north of Fairmount Ave, south of Girard Ave, east of Broad St, west of Corinthian Ave), and be able to show proof of residency (drivers license, ID card, lease, utility bill, etc.) at each meeting.

UFCA stands for United Francisville Civic Association. It was founded in summer 2018 when residents saw an unfulfilled need for civic engagement in the neighborhood. The civic association, as outlined in the 2007 neighborhood plan, became defunct and we are seeking to revitalize it in order to fulfill this plan. UFCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for its residents and businesses. We invite everyone within the Francisville boundaries to participate and collaborate in community meetings, social events, and more.

We welcome everyone to attend our community meetings and social events, whether you are a resident, business owner, or visitor. In order to vote on zoning/community planning proposals, you must be 18 years or older, live within the Francisville boundaries (north of Fairmount Ave, south of Girard Ave, east of Broad St, west of Corinthian Ave), and be able to show proof of residency (drivers license, ID card, lease, utility bill, etc.) at each meeting.