Wednesday, August 10, 2011
"Green" Senior Housing in the Italian Market
Spearheaded by a local priest (from St. Maron's Catholic Church) and Bruce Morgan (of BCM in Paoli), the goal is to give Philadelphia seniors an easier living option. And best of all, it will have sustainable, LEED-based features like a green roof and Energy Star appliances.
Most of the time when seniors decide to downsize, their local neighborhood options become limited. That's why downsizing typically requires moving to a different neighborhood, city, or state to find what's needed. The nice thing about this project is that the local neighborhood should already have enough demand, they just need the supply.
Not only will this option help keep locals in the neighborhood they love, but it will open up their places to new homeowners looking to call this area of South Philadelphia their home.