It became official late last week – Philadelphia’s premiere LGBT-oriented health organization, Mazzoni Center, is moving to South Philly. Its overseers make it just under the wire: their new home, which will begin with construction this summer, will be at 1328-1338 Bainbridge St. One block south of South Street and two blocks from the Lombard-South Broad Street Line, with the move, they are stretching the boundaries of what’s considered the gayborhood and confirming their stature as an important institution in the city as well as nationwide.
In their 35th year, they operate out of three Center City addresses and are bursting at the seams. Their two offices, 21 S. 12th St. and 809 Locust St., total about 31,000 square feet – when they combine into one on Bainbridge, they’ll occupy almost 45,000 square feet. They hope to finish by the summer of 2017 and will be able to personalize and expand on two adjacent unoccupied spaces, customizing office and medical spaces to their precise needs. Their third location, a rapid-testing stronghold at 1201 Locust St., will not be affected.
Mazzoni contacted Alterra Group, LLC in ’13 to begin looking for a new space. Their tenant representation will be with Savills Studley, commercial real estate advisors, who will also provide project management services throughout the design and construction process...Mazzoni Center is on the move
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