Developers at Greenepointe Construction had been planning to convert the structure into upwards of 200 apartments. Now those plans for redevelopment have been nixed and the structure is set to be demolished.
The projected had received approval from civic associations, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and was approved for the variances necessary for the project.
However, the development project did have some problems after a neighbor filed an appeal to the zoning variances back in May. The neighbor soon after filed a discontinuance of the appeal, as she was able to hear more information about the plans for Mt. Sinai after missing the initial community meeting regarding the plans for the site. Since that appeal was filed, there had been little news about the development of the project.
More about the future of the Mt. Sinai site from PlanPhilly:
Apparently any plan to repurpose the existing building has been dropped: on New Year’s Eve, the owners pulled a permit to completely demolish the hospital to create a vacant lot. Dr. James Moylan, the president of Pennsport Civic Association, said that the Concordia Group is behind the latest redevelopment plans, but he couldn’t say exactly what those plans entail. He said he hoped to have updated plans this week.
How do you feel about this long-standing structure being demolished?
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about what’s happening with the Mt. Sinai site.