UPDATE: Check out this story about revised plans for Mt. Sinai, which includes much more parking and shorter townhomes.
Developer Gagar Lakhmna presented plans Thursday night to convert the old Mt. Sinai hospital at 4th and Reed into 198 apartments and to build 38 huge, contemporary townhouses around the ring of the building.
The project would have 137 parking spaces, including the 38 that would go in each of the townhouses, leaving spots for about half the proposed apartments. That didn’t sit too well with many of those who attended the meeting, says Pennsporter.
Lakhmna, who also developed the Latona Court homes at 12th and Latona across from Jackson Elementary, said there would also be about 80 bike-parking spots.
The project would also include a 2,500 square foot retail space along 4th Street, which Lakhmna said he had been in talks with Jose Garces about.
A Garces restaurant there would be incredibly surprising – like when hell freezes over kind of surprising, but we digress.
Another meeting about the proposal is to happen tonight at the Edward O’Malley Athletic Association at 138 Moore St. We’re guessing the issue of parking is going to come up another 30 or 40 times tonight, and then again at the Civic Design Review on Jan. 7.
So, what do you think?