Daily News: June 12, 2019

Citizens Provides $29.5MM Facility to Convert Historic Poth Brewery


Citizens Bank’s Community Development Group provided $29.5 million in construction loans to MM Poth Brewery and Off Road Poth Bridge Member, entities sponsored by MM Partners, for the adaptive re-use and substantial renovation of the vacant historic Poth Brewery Plant.

The project will convert the landmark 148-year-old brick Brewerytown plant into 132 market-rate apartments comprised of 56 studios, 71 one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom units in an opportunity zone in Philadelphia. The building will also have 25,000 square feet of commercial space.

“It is really exciting to be able to revitalize a neglected historic property like the Poth Brewery Plant and to increase the housing stock in the city of Philadelphia,” said David Waxman, founder and managing partner of the developers MMPartners. “We value our partnership with Citizens Bank and the Community Development team to make this project a reality.”

“This project reimagines a blighted property and will strengthen the neighborhood. As a bank, we are committed to supporting smart historic renovation that can provide more housing options for Philadelphia residents,” said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Bank, Mid-Atlantic Region and head of National Industry Verticals.