The heart of the Mantua Choice Neighborhood Initiative in Philadelphia A US Department of Housing & Urban Development Promise Zone American Planning Association Opportunity & Empowerment Award Offering 75 affordable rental units to the local area community The heart of the Mantua Choice Neighborhood Initiative in Philadelphia Mt. Vernon Manor Mt. Vernon Manor Philadelphia PA Philadelphia PA
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Project Info

Project TypeRehabilitation
Total Units75
CompletedOctober 2014
Recognition

Award Winner

  • American Planning Association (PA)’s Opportunity & Empowerment Award
  • US Department of Housing & Urban Development Promise Zone

Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments

Philadelphia PA

Located in a US Department of Housing & Urban Development Promise Zone, the first phase of the rehabilitation of the Mt. Vernon Manor apartments included 75 largely vacant and dilapidated scattered-site rental apartments in the Mantua neighborhood in Philadelphia. The development is composed of a total of 9 properties in walk-up style apartments that are in one two, and three-bedroom configurations.

Upgrades reused existing foundation systems, exterior walls, flooring systems and roof structures and included an extensive list of improvements targeting the site, individual units, and common areas. 2,400 square feet of ground-level space in one of the properties was configured for on-site management and maintenance office with storage space, common laundry facilities, a supportive services coordinator office, and community room.

Ten units have street level entrances to ensure easier accessibility for aging and disabled residents, and two apartments are equipped with devices for hearing and visually impaired residents.

About

Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments

Project TypeRehabilitation
Total Units75
CompletedOctober 2014
LocationPhiladelphia PA
RecognitionAmerican Planning Association (PA)’s Opportunity & Empowerment Award, US Department of Housing & Urban Development Promise Zone

Located in a US Department of Housing & Urban Development Promise Zone, the first phase of the rehabilitation of the Mt. Vernon Manor apartments included 75 largely vacant and dilapidated scattered-site rental apartments in the Mantua neighborhood in Philadelphia. The development is composed of a total of 9 properties in walk-up style apartments that are in one two, and three-bedroom configurations.

Upgrades reused existing foundation systems, exterior walls, flooring systems and roof structures and included an extensive list of improvements targeting the site, individual units, and common areas. 2,400 square feet of ground-level space in one of the properties was configured for on-site management and maintenance office with storage space, common laundry facilities, a supportive services coordinator office, and community room.

Ten units have street level entrances to ensure easier accessibility for aging and disabled residents, and two apartments are equipped with devices for hearing and visually impaired residents.

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Photography © Kitchen & Associates