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Nine apartments again proposed for Mifflin St. building

The Newbold Neighbors Association will hear a proposal next week to convert a former storage warehouse into a nine-unit apartment building.

Pic of 1618 Mifflin via Naked Philly.

Pic of 1618 Mifflin via Naked Philly.

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?



3 Responses to Nine apartments again proposed for Mifflin St. building

  1. Dan P. March 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    It would seem better than what’s there now, judging from the picture!

    Ooo… no parking. Cue the comments! Seems like a great opportunity for the developer to work out a deal with a car sharing company to put two spots right next to that building and include car share membership as part of the rent.

    • ProvWitout March 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      Nobody wants to drive them dorky looking car share cars! LoL..

      It is better than what is there now though…

  2. Carl C March 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Excellent idea and to your point hopefully they can get it approved and execute properly.

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