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.
This page provides 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.
A regional retail center under redevelopment on the east end of Logansport.
A subdivision with space for construction of 52 new single-family homes on the east end of Logansport.
The City of Logansport acquired the building at 729 High Street in 2022 and renovations are underway for it to become the new Logansport police station.
Riverfront Redevelopment and Event Center
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vibrant Event Center scheduled to open in Spring 2024 was held on July 31, 2023. 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.
Trelleborg Site Redevelopment
In February 2023, the City of Logansport was awarded funding to address blighted conditions by demolishing the concrete slab foundation of the Trelleborg site, located at One North General Street in Logansport.
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.
Street and Sidewalk Projects
The City of Logansport is continually planning for maintenance and upgrades for streets and sidewalks throughout the city.
Downtown Traffic Signal Modernization / 4th and 5th Street Conversion to Two-Way Traffic
The Indiana Department of Transportation installed new poles, traffic lights and sensors and crosswalks at intersections on Market and Broadway between 3rd and 6th Streets. As part of the project, the City of Logansport converted 4th and 5th Streets from one-way to two-way streets.
Erie Avenue Project
A multi-phase total 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.
S. Cicott Street Project
In December 2022, the City of Logansport was awarded a Community Crossings Matching Grant for sidewalks, paving and ADA intersections on S. Cicott Street from Bartlett Street to Clinton Street in 2023. Paving is expected to take place during Summer 2023, before the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
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.
Chase / Davis Property
In June 2023, the Logansport Redevelopment Commission purchased land at the southwest corner of Chase and Davis Roads for future development.
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 goal is to complete the final planning document by the end of 2023.
Fairview Park Renovations
A new playground and shelter were constructed at Fairview Park in Fall 2022.
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.
Spencer Park Shelter
The lower shelter at Spencer Park has been closed to the public. A Request for Proposal will be issued in order to learn what processes and permits will be required to preserve it, and the overall cost of those repairs. With that information, the Parks Board will work with the City Council to determine the ultimate course of action.
Wright Street Bark Park
The Logansport Parks Department is working with the Logansport Parks & Recreation Foundation to apply for a Patronicity Grant that will utilize the former softball field at Muehlhausen Park as the new Wright Street Bark Park and will raise approximately $70,000 — half from the grant and the other half coming from the crowd-funding campaign that supports it. Timeline for the construction of the bark park is Fall 2023/Winter 2024, with a spring 2024 grand opening.
Dykeman Park Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse Project
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Foundation is raising funds to bring multiple improvements and a new clubhouse to Dykeman Park Municipal Golf Course. Other planned improvements include repaving of cart paths, planting of more than 50 new trees, refinishing and updating cart barns, addition of parking spaces and improved tee marker signage.
Logansport Utilities handles electric, water, sewer and stormwater projects in Logansport.
EV Charging Stations
Logansport Utilities has installed new EV (electric vehicle) charging stations around the city.
Water Service Line Replacement
Over the next few years, Logansport Utilities will be replacing 4,500 water service lines.
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.
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 is scheduled to begin in late October 2023.
Smart Meter Installation
In Summer 2023, Logansport Utilities has 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.
Logansport Intermediate School
Logansport Community School Corporation constructed a new school on Chase Road that will house preschool, fifth and sixth grades in the 2023-2024 school year.
Columbia 6th Grade Academy
The Logansport Community School Corporation has moved forward with the demolition of the Columbia 6th Grade Academy now that the students are attending the brand-new Intermediate School on Chase Road.
Franklin Elementary School will become an alternative education school starting with the 2023-2024 school year. Students who live within the Franklin Elementary School district will be reassigned to either Columbia, Fairview, or Landis Elementary Schools. Students who attend Franklin Elementary, but live outside its district will be reassigned to their home school.
There are also several proposed projects that are still in the planning and discussion stages:
Urban Park & Housing at Farmer’s Market Lot
A proposed 30-unit market-rate residential apartment building in the heart of downtown Logansport that incorporates an adjacent dynamic flex space for planned events and community gatherings.
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.
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, including potentially purchasing available land inside or in close proximity to the city limits.
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.
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.
See what’s happened in Logansport recently.