A 6-story 56-unit housing facility for
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors breaks ground next
month in Philadelphia.
According to the Philadelphia Gay
News (PGN), the
Redevelopment Authority, which had been occupying the site of the
proposed project, has vacated the property and cleanup has begun.
Demolition of the current building is expected to take place next
The $19 million housing facility, which
is being co-developed by the DMH Fund and Pennrose Properties, will
be open to senior aged 62 and over. A portion of the residences will
be set aside for low-income seniors.
“The project is moving forward very
Mark Segal, PGN publisher and president of the DMH Fund.
The L-shaped building will feature a
lobby overlooking a 6,000-square-foot courtyard and include retail
space on the ground floor. The facility will be located on 13th
Street between Locust and Spruce in Philadelphia's predominantly gay
The facility, one of only a handful
around the country, is expected to open in late 2013.
opens center for gay and lesbian seniors.)