March 12, 2015
The vacant Mt. Sinai hospital building at 4th and Reed streets in South Philadelphia is going to be demolished, with plans to construct 95 single-family townhouses with interior courtyards with garages in its place.
The plans for the site were announced last week by representatives of the Concordia Group, a Washington, D.C.-based development company, during the Dickinson Square West Civic Association meeting and were reported on by the Passyunk Post.
"Knock it down and bring LIFE back to the neighborhood. Improve South Philly and continue to build the new Philadelphia, a place where families and young people want to remain!" - one neighbor's comments on the Passyunk Post article about the plans for Mt. Sinai.
The century-old Art Deco building has been shuttered since 1997. Originally, the developers wanted to renovate the existing building and turn it into residential units, but the company nixed that idea after nearby residents complained.
As one neighbor commented on the Passyunk Post piece, “the current property is not 'historic.' It opened in 1905. It’s just an old, abandoned building that has been an eyesore for almost 20 years!
Historic is a place where history happened, where events occurred that have transcended time. This is just a hospital that is dragging an improving hood down with its ugly, unwelcoming presence.
Knock it down and bring LIFE back to the neighborhood. Improve South Philly and continue to build the new Philadelphia, a place where families and young people want to remain!"
Read the entire Passyunk Post article here.