Community Projects

One of the things the Logansport Re-Imagined team has consistently heard is that residents want more and better communication about things happening in the community.

We’re working to develop this page as a central location to find information and updates about many of the projects happening in Logansport, Indiana.

New Businesses and Business Expansions
Learn about the businesses continuing to invest in Logansport.

The Junction
A regional retail center under redevelopment on the east end of Logansport.

Lexington Village
A subdivision with space for construction of 52 new single-family homes on the east end of Logansport.

On the Banks of the Eel River (Riverfront Redevelopment and Event Center)
The demolition of Logansport Utilities’ water and electric generating plants opened approximately 6.5 acres for the redevelopment of the Eel riverfront near Riverside Park. The Vibrant Event Center is scheduled to open in Spring 2024. Construction has begun on a parking lot at the west end of Riverside Park where the water plant stood. The parking lot will serve both the event center and the park. A master plan and conceptual design is in development for the area along the south side of the Eel River, north of Race Street between 6th and 10th Streets

Trelleborg Site Redevelopment
The City of Logansport was awarded funding in February 2023 to address blighted conditions by demolishing the concrete slab foundation of the Trelleborg site, located at One North General Street in Logansport.

MARC Grant
EPA selected the City of Logansport for a $400,000 community-wide grant to conduct 11 Phase I and eight to ten Phase II environmental site assessments.

Soil cleanup near former Exide battery facility
In late October 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began cleaning up lead contaminated soil in yards of homes near the demolished Exide Battery facility in Logansport, Indiana.

Patriot Park
At their meeting on February 5, 2024, the Logansport City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to rezone approximately 2.5 acres of land at 133 W. Wheatland, which is currently used as Patriot Park. The Parks Board has marked this park as surplus per Res. 2021-18. The request is to rezone from open Space to high density residential.

Urban Park & The Depot
Renovations of The Depot at 4th and Melbourne to include public restrooms, with the ticket booth and some open space remaining for a welcome area, and improving the landscaping around The Depot and the access ramp on the south side of the building.

Farmer’s Market
The Cass County Community Foundation announced at the January 2024 meeting of the Logansport City Council that they have received a planning grant to investigate making a permanent facility at the Farmer’s Market lot, with the idea of creating an International Farmer’s Market.

Chase / Davis Property
In June 2023, the Logansport Redevelopment Commission purchased land at the southwest corner of Chase and Davis Roads for future development. In December 2023, the Logansport Redevelopment Commission contracted with Structurepoint Inc. to develop a master plan for the property to better position the RDC for future marketing of the property to investors.

Corporate Hangar Building
The Logansport/Cass County Airport is accepting bids for a new corporate hangar building and associated site work. An advertisement for bids was published in the Pharos-Tribune on Feb. 13, 2024. Sealed proposals will be received until 1 p.m. March 14, 2024. A pre-bid conference will be held in the Terminal Building at the Logansport/Cass County Airport on February 29, 2024 at 1 p.m.

Street and Sidewalk Projects
The City of Logansport is continually planning for maintenance and upgrades for streets and sidewalks throughout the city.

Erie Avenue Project
A multi-phase reconstruction of Erie Avenue starting with 5th to 8th Streets began in Summer 2022. Plans have been developed to complete work from 8th Street to 18th Street.

Mall Road & Yorktown Road
With additional development set to occur at The Junction and Lexington Village, the City of Logansport is aware of the need for additional improvements to Mall Road and Yorktown Road.

Park Updates

Parks Master Plan
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department is working with Context Design (Indianapolis), Zec Eight Insights (Indianapolis), and ETC Institute (Olathe, KS) to update the 5-year master plan. The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department is inviting the public to be a part of the final presentation of the 5-Year Master Plan. On Wednesday, March 13, 2024 the Parks Department will hold both an Open House and the formal presentation to the Logansport Parks Board. The open house will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the Parks Board meeting will follow that at 5:30 p.m. This event will take place at the City Council Chambers in the City Building 601 East Broadway, Logansport.

Upcoming Park Improvement Projects
Upcoming projects listed at the January 2024 Parks Board meeting include electricity for Fairview pavilions, Fairview restroom update, Dykeman Pavilion update, Dykeman restroom, 3 new shelters at Spencer Park, lower Spencer shelter work, 1 new shelter at Bishop Park, basketball court rehab at Bishop Park, Penman Building roof and kitchenette, new Muehlhausen playground.

Muehlhausen Park Playground Equipment Replacement
Installation of new playground equipment at Muehlhausen Park is expected to be completed by the end of March 2024, weather permitting.

Riverside Park Improvements
Several sports courts were installed and several projects were completed in Summer 2022. The City of Logansport has allocated funds to pave the gravel lot where the water plant was demolished at the west end of the park as part of the riverfront redevelopment project.

Spencer Park Shelter
The lower shelter at Spencer Park has been closed to the public since May 2023. Stabilization work is scheduled to begin the week of February 19, 2024 and be completed by the end of April, weather-permitting.

Wright Street Bark Park
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Foundation has received a grant from IHCDA along with a crowdfunding campaign that will transform the former softball field at Muehlhausen Park into the new Wright Street Bark Park. Timeline for the construction of the bark park is Fall 2023/Winter 2024, with a spring 2024 grand opening. 

Dykeman Park Clubhouse and Improvements
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Foundation is raising funds to bring multiple improvements and a new clubhouse to Dykeman Park Municipal Golf Course. Planting of 135 new trees has been completed; other planned improvements include repaving of cart paths, refinishing and updating cart barns, addition of parking spaces and improved tee marker signage.

Utility Projects
Logansport Utilities handles electric, water, sewer and stormwater projects in Logansport.

Water Service Line Replacement
Beginning in 2023, Logansport Utilities will be replacing 4,500 water service lines over the next few years.

Capital Improvement Plan, Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) and Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)
Between 2023 and 2026, Logansport Utilities will be completing several mandated water/stormwater/sewer projects.

Drinking Water Improvements Project
Recommended upgrades to LU’s drinking water infrastructure include watermain replacements, hydrant replacements, a leaks report, metering equipment upgrades, and booster pump station improvements. The project will be funded through a DWSRF loan. Work is scheduled to begin in February 2024.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Replacement Project
This project is in tandem with the ongoing state-mandated “Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP)” with “Combined Sewer Overflow” projects adding more water processing and treatment demand to the already aged wastewater treatment infrastructure. The upgrade to the headworks facilities will efficiently manage the increase of capacity and provide more reliable screening and grit removal to protect other downstream equipment. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2024 and be completed by 2026.

Steel Pole Project
The Logansport Utilities’ electric department is in the early stages of the planned and already budgeted replacement of various aged wood pole lines with new steel poles. This first phase of pole replacements will begin at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Fulton Street, then head west down Fulton Street to Clifton Avenue, then head north on Clifton Avenue to Northern Avenue, and finally west down Northern Avenue. The steel pole replacement construction was scheduled to begin in late October 2023.

Smart Meter Installation
In Summer 2023, Logansport Utilities began installing electric and water “smart meters” to residences and businesses as a part of the new Automated (Advanced) Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project. The new AMI system will accurately measure water and electricity consumption and rapidly detect leaks or power outages for all customers.

18th Street and Hoosier Heartland Highway Vision
A mixed use development including affordable apartments and homes, a community center to support the students at Ivy Tech and residents, green space for recreation and new commercial district.

Memorial Home
Discussions continue about the next steps for this historic property at 7th and Market.

Former Jefferson School property
The City of Logansport acquired the site of the former Jefferson School in Summer 2022.

The City of Logansport continues to look at options to increase the availability of housing.

Wayfinding signage
A community plan for wayfinding signage throughout Cass County was developed several years ago; funding is needed to implement it.

Logansport is continually looking at ways to address parking needs for the downtown district as well as other areas.

Internet / Broadband / Wifi
Several organizations are discussing options for enhancing connectivity within Logansport.

Several projects in Cass County, including Lexington Village and Urban Park in Logansport are part of the North Central Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) which includes matching funding.

ARP(A) Funding
The City of Logansport received approximately $4 million through the American Rescue Plan and opted into the standard allowance for revenue loss up to $10 million, allowing the city to utilize all ARPA funds received for government services. In 2022, the City Council allocated $2.5 million to the new police station; $50,000 for small businesses affected by COVID, the Melbourne Avenue project and other factors outside their control; $400,000 to infrastructure at The Junction; $750,000 to parking at Riverside Park and $30,000 toward acquisition of the Exide property.

Completed projects
See what’s happened in Logansport recently.