Back in January, we brought you the update to the redevelopment proposal for the former Mount Sinai Hospital located at 4th and Reed Streets. After meeting with the neighborhood and taking their parking and design concerns in to consideration, Barton Partners and developer Gagan Lakhmna added a parking garage and decided to lower the town home component from four-stories to three to better fit with the surrounding built environment.
According to Philly.com, the town homes are also getting a redesign and construction on the town homes could “begin in the next few weeks.” Lahkmna is still looking to obtain historic tax credits to begin work on the main hospital building, which is proposed to house upwards of 200 apartments.
Here is the new rendering (note that the corner property is not a part of the new Mount Sinai plans):
And here’s what the homes looked like during the proposal in January:
So, what do you think? Did you like the modern, Point Breeze-y type town homes of the original plan or are you diggin’ the new one that seems to pay homage to the traditional row home with a more dynamic and updated look?
James Jennings is the founder of the blog Pennsporter — a site dedicated to exploring the neighborhood of Pennsport, Washington to Snyder, The River to Fourth.