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Planning for Historic Landscapes

Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) staff will present case studies illustrating different planning approaches to conserving three unique historic landscapes. In Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park, SHPO partnered with the city and other stakeholders to identify alternatives for preserving the historic, stream-side Valley Green Inn while addressing challenges such as stormwater management, streambank restoration, and access. At Dromgold Farm, SHPO is working with the Historical Society of Perry County and community partners to explore potential uses that capitalize on its history, open space, and recreational opportunities along Sherman Creek. At the state-owned Eckley Miners’ Village, SHPO is facilitating a dialogue between stakeholders to develop a new, sustainable business model that continues interpreting this historic, 82-acre coal mining town, achieves a planned connection to the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail, and responds to the changing needs of the community.