Marie Horn’s front porch offers a panoramic view of the Delaware River and riverfront park in Marcus Hook.
Her back deck overlooks a different scene: empty lots, with curb cuts and street lights prepared for 11 more houses.
The land has long sat vacant, as a nonprofit group struggles to find interested builders or buyers to complete a neighborhood of brightly colored colonials along the river, bookended by a refinery and a former refinery property. Horn’s house is just one of three built in the last few years.
It is unclear when more will join them.