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Homes proposed to ring Mt. Sinai get a new look

Back in January, we brought you the update to the redevelopment proposal for the former Mount Sinai Hospital located at 4th and Reed Streets. After meeting with the neighborhood and taking their parking and design concerns in to consideration, Barton Partners and developer Gagan Lakhmna added a parking garage and decided to lower the town home component from four-stories to three to better fit with the surrounding built environment.

According to, the town homes are also getting a redesign and construction on the town homes could “begin in the next few weeks.” Lahkmna is still looking to obtain historic tax credits to begin work on the main hospital building, which is proposed to house upwards of 200 apartments.

Here is the new rendering (note that the corner property is not a part of the new Mount Sinai plans):

The redesigned town homes as seen from 5th and Dickinson Sts. (via

The redesigned town homes as seen from 5th and Dickinson Sts. (via

And here’s what the homes looked like during the proposal in January:

Three story town home proposal from January (via Barton Partners)

Three story town home proposal from January as seen from 4th and Reed streets (via Barton Partners)

So, what do you think? Did you like the modern, Point Breeze-y type town homes of the original plan or are you diggin’ the new one that seems to pay homage to the traditional row home with a more dynamic and updated look?

Mt. Sinai homes
Do you like the old, more modern design or the new, more traditional one?

James Jennings is the founder of the blog Pennsporter — a site dedicated to exploring the neighborhood of Pennsport, Washington to Snyder, The River to Fourth.

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5 Responses to Homes proposed to ring Mt. Sinai get a new look

  1. Mark D April 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I like the updated rendering as long as they use a different color than that green. I’m not a fan of that.

  2. Gabriel Gottlieb April 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    The modern homes are on the 4th and Reed corner. The traditional homes are on the opposite corner of the property and were always supposed to be that design. So, they are two different sets of homes.

  3. Dsmith April 18, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Why cant they just make homes with a solid brick face front? They are both ugly in my book.
    Ikea-ish and cheep looking.

    • ProvWitout April 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

      Very very very ugly.. Yes… Agree.

  4. Aaron B April 21, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    I’m still offering 10:1 odds against any development beyond the townhouses.

    Yous all are delusional if you think Lahkmna is really going to take on such a high-risk project.

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