Kinsey announces $1.8 million grant to help continue redevelopment of Logan Triangle

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., today announced that a $1.8 million grant has been awarded to help continue funding the redevelopment of Logan Triangle.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program authorized the grant, which will help transform the blighted neighborhood east of North Broad Street into a vibrant commercial and community redevelopment.

“Every investment made to our community is crucial, it helps create jobs and other opportunities. This grant will truly benefit the people of the Logan community by ensuring the safety of pedestrians and motorists while increasing the quality of life,” Kinsey said. “I want to thank Gov. Tom Wolf for once again understanding the need for these types of investments for the city of Philadelphia.”

Kinsey added the $1.8 million grant is in addition to a grant awarded to the project in 2016. Last year’s funding was less than originally requested.

When complete, the project will include retail and professional office space as well as a youth sports and education facility. Grant funds also will be used to make improvements to the failing infrastructure around Logan Triangle, including the replacement of curbs, sidewalks and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps.