There is now a seven-story facility planned, with 10,000 sq. ft. on the first and second floors dedicated to activities for the Cascia Center and 62 single-bedroom apartments planned for the upper stories.
The renderings are designed by Cecil Baker + Partners, with the developer being the Catholic Health Care Services. As you can see from the rendering, the new design has a much more modern look and incorporates many of the suggestions recommended when the plans were presented back in 2014.
According to PlanPhilly, at the SBSNA meeting, the attendees showed support for the project:
Early reactions from the dozen or so meeting attendees were unanimously supportive. Board member Jeff Goldman thanked the presenters for engaging neighbors early, and complemented the proposal, calling it “a vast improvement from the last presentation” and “much more thought-out than the one story shed.”
The project could take anywhere from two to four years to be completed. Catholic Health Care Services is not yet seeking a zoning variance for the site, as they hope to gather more feedback before proceeding with the application process.