Logan approves plan for Park Hills Plaza

A redevelopment plan for the Park Hills Plaza received approval from Logan Township supervisors and a favorable review Thursday by the

Blair County Planning Commission.

The proposal calls for the demolition of the vacant theater and construction

of a 10,024-square-foot retail/cafe structure to be located between Denny’s and Mattress Firm.

The new building will be split into four units, comprised of three retail units and a single cafe unit.

Additionally, parking lot and driveway reconfigurations, landscaping and sidewalks will be proposed, said Jamie L. Klink, community planner.

The only confirmed tenant of the proposed new structure is Starbucks, said Maureen Sweeney, a Pittsburgh attorney representing Brixmor, which owns the plaza.

Proposed parking within the plaza will total 1,220 spaces which includes 36 handicap spaces.

Access to the site will be through the existing connection to Plank Road and through a reconfigured connection to Orchard Avenue, Klink said.

Parking lot aisles will be 25 feet wide throughout the project area and a 12-foot wide drive-thru lane will be constructed for the proposed cafe.

The proposed retail/cafe structure has the potential to generate a significant amount of peak hour vehicle trips to the site. Planners suggested the developer consult with PennDOT and Logan Township about any traffic impacts, Klink said.

The Logan Township supervisors on Thursday approved the redevelopment proposal, as the township Planning Commission recommended in early September.