83 Blumberg Modular Housing
The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) today celebrated the opening of the latest phase of the Sharswood Transformation Plan known as the Blumberg 83, reflecting the number of factory-built homes on the site near 23rd & Jefferson Streets.
Blumberg 83 features sustainable design elements guided by two green rating programs; Enterprise Green Communities and Energy Star Certified Homes. The modular manufacturing process significantly reduces the amount of construction waste and energy use.
“It is heartening to see PHA continuing to progress in rebuilding the Sharswood community,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “I am thrilled to see the opening of this latest phase of the Sharswood Blumberg transformation plan, and right on schedule.
The Blumberg 83 Apartments consist of 83 new rental units spread across a mix of townhomes and multi-unit walk-up buildings. They are part of PHA’s Blumberg/Sharswood Transformation Plan and a key component of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative planning grant awarded by HUD in 2013.
The units will range in size from 616 square feet to 1,641 square feet, with the average unit size 1,167 square feet. Residents of the development will have access to a community center, landscaped green space, and PHA management office.
Blumberg 83 will exceed federal, state, and local accessibility requirements. There will be 10 accessible units and three units for the hearing/visually impaired. All townhomes and ground floor units in the walkup buildings will meet ‘VisitAbility’ requirements.