Logan Neighborhood Plan

 Logan area base map


Logan Triangle was originally developed as a residential neighborhood in the early 1900s.  Built on loosely compacted, miscellaneous fill comprised of ash and cinders mixed with construction debris used to fill the historic Wingohocking Creek Bed, the soil conditions and exposure to water weakened foundations and homes began to sink in the 1950s.  The situation worsened in February 1986 when a gas explosion demolished a neighborhood home and severely damaged two others.  It was found at that time that 957 households were affected with major subsidence issues.  The Logan Assistance Corporation was created in 1987 to facilitate the relocation process.

The relocation process took several years and it wasn’t until 2012 that ownership of the Triangle was under one owner, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. The PRA has been negotiating with a developer, The Goldenberg Group, on the redevelopment of the Logan Triangle.

Neighborhood Plan

In 2012 Logan was serviced by a local community development corporation Logan CDC.  Unfortunately due to financial issues, the CDC closed its doors in 2014.  Before the CDC closed it had started an important comprehensive neighborhood planning process that was to guide future development and be used as the unified voice of the community moving forward.  Unfortunately that plan was never published.

While the PRA currently owns the Logan Triangle, a +35 acre site bounded by Loudon Street to the north, 6th Street to the east, Roosevelt Blvd. to the south and 11th Street to the west, the goal is to work with the community and put the Triangle back into productive use, creating a safe and desirable neighborhood to live, work and play. In order to do this, the PRA feels the comprehensive planning process for the entire neighborhood should be fully completed before moving forward.

This comprehensive neighborhood plan is different and has broader boundaries than just the triangle. Logan is defined in this comprehensive plan as the area bounded by Stenton Avenue to the west, Olney to the North, 6th Street to the east and Wingohocking to the south.

On August 16, 2016, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) formally accepted the Final Logan Neighborhood Plan.

To finish the comprehensive plan the CDC started, the PRA re-engaged the community and held a meeting on September 29th, 2016 at Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church. This meeting provided residents with an update on the status of the neighborhood plan and was followed by breakout sessions to prioritize and provide recommendations for topics such as public safety, housing and green space.