The demolition of Logansport Utilities’ water and electric generating plants opened approximately 6.5 acres for the redevelopment of the Eel riverfronts near Riverside Park. As the area develops, the city plans to target uses that enhance the riverfront, such as boutique hotels, restaurants, banquet halls and apartments, as well as other residential opportunities like condos and townhomes.
In May 2023, plans were announced for construction of Vibrant Event Center near Riverside Park. The privately-owned facility planned for the property that was formerly the site of Logansport Utilities electric generating plant will provide space for events hosting 400+ people, and will be built by the Eel River Equity Group LLC. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, July 31, 2023.
The City of Logansport and Logansport Redevelopment Commission committed funds to build a parking lot at the former location of the Logansport Utilities water plant at the west end of Riverside Park that will serve both the park and the event center.
The northwest portion of Dentzel Drive along the Eel River will be closed at the Cass County Carousel. Motorists will be able to use the access road east of the Carousel to drive from the north side of the park to the south side of the park. Access to the park from 10th and Race Streets will also be closed through the end of 2023. Construction of the parking lot is being done by Deichman Excavating.