Congressman Robert A. Brady (D-PA) recently announced that the Logan Community Development Center (CDC) will receive planning support from the National Park Service (NPS) through its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program to come up with a revitalization plan for the 35-acre blighted Logan Triangle.
The RTCA, the community assistance arm of the NPS will provide an outdoor recreation planner, who will work with the Logan CDC to devise a development plan for the area. Over a span of about 25 years, nearly 1000 houses have been demolished in the Logan Triangle and most of the occupants were relocated because the properties, built on unstable landfill atop old creek beds, were sinking.
“The NPS planner will bring all of the parties to the table to find common ground. We cannot continue to have a 17-square block overgrown wasteland in the heart of this community,” Congressman Brady said. “The Logan area will now have the benefit of an expert who understands land development in relationship to potential government resources—someone who will guide them through past challenges and into a brighter, safer, more secure future.”
The task of the NPS planner will be to examine previous site proposals and create strategies to bring the private and public sectors together to discuss issues, find solutions and identify potential resources to jumpstart the revitalization of the Logan community. Initially the planning focus will center on transforming the land into an open green space for outdoor recreation, including walking and biking trails, from which related developments may follow.
“The Logan neighborhood will become a thriving community again. The RTCA Program will provide community-based planning to help to ensure that the residents of the Logan area get their community back,” the Congressman said.