from Philadelphia Gay NewsSenior center to be ‘topped off’ next month
Mayor Michael Nutter will officiate a “topping-off” ceremony, as the final major piece of the structure is installed by crane, at 1 p.m. June 5 at the site, 249-257 S. 13th St.
The John C. Anderson Apartments have been spearheaded by the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund and Pennrose Properties. The apartment complex will be one of the nation’s largest publicly funded LGBT facilities and one of just a handful of senior-living facilities designed for LGBT residents.
Construction began on the $19.5-million property, which is supported by city, state and federal funding, in November.
DmhFund president and PGN publisher Mark Segal said the project is on track.
“We’re on schedule and on budget,” he said. “If things continue as we expect, we will finish completion and have our occupancy by Dec. 31 of this year.”
Segal said residents are expected to start moving there in January.
The building will be home to 56 one-bedroom apartments for residents 62 and over. Each apartment will be 650 square feet, and all will be outfitted with modern conveniences such as dishwashers.
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