The Newbold Neighbors Association will hear a proposal next week to convert a former storage warehouse into a nine-unit apartment building.
Naked Philly reports that zoning notices appeared on the building, at 1618-22 Mifflin St., indicating that the developer needs several variances, including changing the zoning from industrial to residential and to not include parking. They also plan a roof deck.
The building is just down the street from South Philly Tap Room and Brew, as well as a block in another direction from the under-construction ReNewbold. Does that mean a conversion for this building near 17th and McKean can be far off?
The NNA’s zoning meeting on March 26 a 6:30 p.m. at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments, 16th and Reed. Starting in April, zoning meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month (this was updated from an earlier version of this story).
One thing to consider is that plans for turning this building into apartments go as far back as 2008, according to city records. So we’re not sure if this plan is a new developer or the same one. Doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but it’s a good reminder that just because things are proposed, they don’t always get built.
But what do you think? Do you want this one to get built?