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Logan Municipal Council Gives Go-Ahead For Center Block Plaza After Years Of Discussion, Planning

After years of planning of discussion, the Logan Municipal Council — acting as the Logan Redevelopment Agency — voted to appropriate funding to move the Center Block Plaza along.

“We’ve been talking about this for so long, it’s all just exciting,” said Council Member Jeannie Simmonds. “It’s almost as exciting as a library,” she added, referencing the city's beleaguered plans to replace its old library.


The city originally bought the Emporium property in 2016 under former Mayor Craig Petersen's vision of a new library there, but that plan was scuttled after public backlash.


The proposal was met with unanimous approval from the members, though Chair Mark Anderson abstained from the vote due to potential conflict because his business, Anderson Seed & Garden, will be adjacent to the new plaza on Center Street. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.