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  • Chris Lankenau

Strategic Plan for Eckley Miners' Village Completed

Updated: May 13, 2020

Working with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Urban Partners completed a Strategic Plan for Eckley Miners' Village in Luzerne County. The Strategic Plan contains a new business model for the management and operation of Eckley to help preserve its historic structures. The plan creates a long-term vision for Eckley, identifies strategic investments that advance economic opportunities, outlines organizational objectives in key program areas, and creates a competitive solution for the site that involves self-sustaining and revenue-generating alternatives. New uses identified for Eckley include a training center, weddings and conferences, lodging, and short- and long-term housing, along with enhanced programming and events. The recommendations for Eckley address the vision of local stakeholders and preserve the historic character of the Village.

Eckley is an authentic 19th-century coal patch town representing the rise and decline of anthracite. The 1854 town plan remains largely intact with 60 primary buildings and another 50+ outbuildings and related structures encompassing 100 acres.

For additional information, please contact Chris Lankenau.

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