The Borough of Lansdowne has decided to create a redevelopment plan for the downtown area and adjacent neighborhoods, together called the Downtown District. Under the Urban Redevelopment Law, the Downtown District was determined to have met the Commonwealths definition of blight by the Lansdowne Planning Commission in March 2004, the Borough Council in April 2004, and by the Delaware County Planning Commission in June 2004. The Downtown District was also included in the area studied for the Delaware County Renaissance Plan dated March 2003, which identified a series of activities for this area.
This current redevelopment plan analyzes the areas economic, physical, and institutional conditions and proposes changes to the vehicular and pedestrian circulation and land uses.
Description and Boundaries of Redevelopment Area
The Downtown District Redevelopment Area is bounded on the south by the SEPTA tracks from Union Avenue to Owen Avenue, with the addition of the so-called EPA site on Union Avenue south of the tracks and the block on Lansdowne Avenue bordered by Nyack and Elberon Avenues. Owen Avenue forms the western boundary, and Union Avenue the eastern boundary. The boundary on the north runs along Stewart Avenue to Highland, then along La Crosse Avenue to Union Avenue.
The Redevelopment Area is depicted on the Redevelopment Area Aerial Map, Exhibit A.