It’s been a long time coming for old Mt. Sinai hospital at 4th and Reed. Plans have changed over time from the reuse of the current structure to the demolition and erection of 95 townhomes on the property.
Even though the Civic Design review had some problems with the project’s design when they reviewed the plans last month, demolition is now set to begin sometime within the next few weeks.
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Greg Hill said he expects to start doing asbestos remediation work inside the vacant Mt. Sinai hospital at 4th and Reed streets within a few weeks and demolishing the century-old structure shortly after that.
Hill, who is partnering with the Concordia Group on a proposal to build 95 townhomes at the South Philly property, presented the proposal to the city’s Civic Design Review Committee for a second time on Tuesday. The Committee initially reviewed the project last month, and asked the developers to return with design changes. Though the Committee’s recommendations are advisory only—developers are free to ignore them—attorney Ron Patterson warned that the one-month delay might kill the project.
But the proposal is still kicking. Hill and Concordia made some changes to the project’s design, including placing four small pocket parks in the green spaces within the project, which will occupy the block surrounded by 4th, 5th, Reed and Dickinson. They reconfigured the housing layouts to create pedestrian walkways at the north and south sides of the development.
You can check out the most recent plans for the site here.