October 04, 2020
The second phase of a project to transform the former site of St. Joe's Hospital in Francisville aims to bring a 7-story building to an existing surface parking lot, adding ground-floor retail and 192 apartments on the upper floors.
The proposal comes after developer MM Partners last year completed the $24 million adaptive reuse of the hospital at 16th Street and Girard Avenue, which closed in 2016. The building reopened as "The Civic," an apartment building with 88 units, on-site retail and an art collection.
In the project's second phase, MM Partners and Coscia Moos Architecture hope to further expand residential growth in North Philadelphia in the area surrounding Temple University's campus.
Among the features of the proposal are a green roof deck, a central courtyard and amenities including a gym and lounge. A screened open-air parking garage with access via Cambridge Street would provide 44 spaces to future residents.
An anticipated timeline for the project has not yet been revealed.