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Mt. Sinai project would include 38 townhouses, 198 apartments

UPDATE: Check out this story about revised plans for Mt. Sinai, which includes much more parking and shorter townhomes.

Developer Gagar Lakhmna presented plans Thursday night to convert the old Mt. Sinai hospital at 4th and Reed into 198 apartments and to build 38 huge, contemporary townhouses around the ring of the building.

Image via Pennsporter

View from 4th and Reed. Image via Pennsporter

The project would have 137 parking spaces, including the 38 that would go in each of the townhouses, leaving spots for about half the proposed apartments. That didn’t sit too well with many of those who attended the meeting, says Pennsporter.

Lakhmna, who also developed the Latona Court homes at 12th and Latona across from Jackson Elementary, said there would also be about 80 bike-parking spots.

A view of the front of a different model.

A view of the front of a different model.

 

The townhouses, in red, would replace several driveways around the property.

The townhouses, in red, would replace several driveways around the property.

The project would also include a 2,500 square foot retail space along 4th Street, which Lakhmna said he had been in talks with Jose Garces about.

A Garces restaurant there would be incredibly surprising – like when hell freezes over kind of surprising, but we digress.

Another meeting about the proposal is to happen tonight at the Edward O’Malley Athletic Association at 138 Moore St. We’re guessing the issue of parking is going to come up another 30 or 40 times tonight, and then again at the Civic Design Review on Jan. 7.

So, what do you think?

 

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3 Responses to Mt. Sinai project would include 38 townhouses, 198 apartments

  1. a.bertle December 16, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Gagan Lakhmna is not the most trustworthy of builders. He uses cheap labor and cheaper materials. Ask the folks over at 12th and Latona who have been fighting to get repairs made for a year now. Be careful what you wish for.

    • Joe December 16, 2013 at 11:03 am #

      I saw your same post on a different blog. Let me guess your union and you could do better?

      • a.bertle December 16, 2013 at 11:53 am #

        Not at all. I’m a homeowner who, for the amount of money we laid out, expected a hell of a lot better than what I got.

        I didn’t bring up the union subject anywhere. All I’m saying is buyer beware.

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