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Cedars Village on Ellsworth now moving residents in

The senior-living development next to the Italian Market, Cedars Village on Ellsworth near 9th, is finished and residents began moving in this month.

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The affordable-housing complex, developed by St. Maron’s CDC, an arm of the little Lebanese Catholic Church at 10th and Ellsworth, built 64 units on the 22,000-square-foot lot, plus 25 parking spaces and a community garden.

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Cedars Village senior housing nearly finished on Ellsworth Street

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The Cedars Village housing complex, which we told you about in September, has been chugging along nicely on Ellsworth Street near 9th.

The affordable senior housing complex  is starting to take shape just off the Italian Market. The developer, St. Maron’s CDC, plans 64 units on the 22,000-square-foot lot, plus 25 parking spaces and a community garden.

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Pic from Flying Kite

Flying Kite checked in on the project and snapped a few pictures, praising its design.

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Ellsworth Street development rises out of the ground

Cedars Village, the affordable senior housing complex that took the place of what was a city-owned parking lot, is starting to take shape just off the Italian Market. The developer, St. Maron’s CDC, plans 64 units on the 22,000-square-foot lot, plus 25 parking spaces and a community garden, according to Plan Philly.

A couple stories already
Another view
The crane’s on the future parking lot
What the finished product will look like

BCM Affordable Housing, a Paoli company, is constructing the five-story building, which only rises three stories along Ellsworth to make it blend in a little more with the neighboring rowhouses. They still have a lot of work to do, though, and our guess is that it will be another eight months before they finish.

The “before” picture, thanks to Naked Philly

Incidentally, the developer is a related venture of the tiny St. Maron’s Catholic Church at 10th and Ellsworth, which has been serving Lebanese immigrants and their descendants in South Philly for 125 years. The connection to Lebanon undoubtedly inspired the “Cedar” in the housing project’s name. The cedar tree is on Lebanon’s flag. See:

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