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Redevelopment of Vacant Mt. Sinai Hospital is Approved by Planning Commission & City Council

On June 5, 2015

Mount Sinai HospitalThe long vacant Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Queen Village in South Philadelphia, is about to be demolished and replaced with a new townhouse development.  The redevelopment was approved by the Planning Commission at their May meeting and then by City Council on June 2, which voted to change the zoning from RSA5 to RMX2.  The new development will be on the three acre site, which is bounded by Reed, 4th, 5th, and Dickinson Streets.

The new development is being built by Concordia Group and D3 Development.  It will have 95 townhouses, slightly less density than the surrounding blocks of rowhomes.  The townhouses will be 2,200 to 2,600 square feet and 15 to 20 feet wide.  Each townhome will have parking for one or two cars, either in a garage or surface parking, for a total of 134 parking spaces.  The townhouses will be four stories, and the fourth story will be set back 36 feet from the front façade and the street.  Each townhouse will stand 45 feet tall.  Each house will have a brick façade.

The site will have 44% open space, including green spaces, storm water rain gardens, and the drive aisles.  There will be two entrances for cars on 4th and 5th Streets, with a drive aisle running east to west and a sidewalk along the drive aisle that is open to the public and the neighborhood.

The demolition of the hospital, vacant since 1997, will begin soon and construction of the townhouses will begin shortly after that and will be completed in one phase in the next year or two.

By, Gabriel Gottlieb


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