GALA is an affordable senior rental project located at 2022-34 Haines St. and 6845-49 Limekiln Pk. Philadelphia, PA 19138 on land that is owned by the Mt. Airy Baptist Church within the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. GALA was developed by a joint venture between Conifer Realty, BCM Affordable Housing as well as the Mt. Airy Baptist Church.
GALA consists of 46 one (647 sf) and 4 two-bedroom apartments (808 sf) within a four story building, an abundance of storage a suite for the social service provider and a health/wellness center. The building is 50,000 sf and sit on 0.53 acres. The development contains: a leasing/management office, maintenance shop and a furnished community room with a warming kitchen. Two elevators service the building. The interiors feature wooden base boards, vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen, foyer and living rooms and ceramic tile in the baths. Each apartment has central a/c, forced hot air heat along with grab bars in each of the baths. The building is extremely energy efficient and exceeds the requirements of Energy Star Version 3 as well as being compliant with Enterprise Green standards.
One block from the site is the Ogontz Ave shopping district and features grocery stores, convenience shops, restaurants, Houses of Worship and medical facilities. Ogontz Ave is serviced by many active SEPTA bus routes. Many of these routes take riders to the Frankford Transportation Center which connects to additional bus routes and the Broad St Subway. From the Transportation Center a rider can get anywhere in Phila. Two miles from the site is the Center in the Park which provides a large compliment of services to the elderly. Located one mile from the site is the Einstein Medical Center. Finally a mile from the site is the Cheltenham Sq. Mall.