Above is the proposed preliminary site plan that shows how the space in the Depot could be redesigned to incorporate additional restroom facilities. This document is the first step in understanding the space.
There is one proposed restroom near the current ADA ramp on the south side of the building that could be available during normal park hours with a timed automatic locking mechanism. The current ramp would be widened as part of the project to meet ADA accessibility standards. The Historic Preservation Commission has approved the blacking out of windows on the wings of the building where necessary and the widening of the aforementioned ADA ramp.
The additional restrooms could be opened during community events and/or when the building is staffed. The site plan also includes approximately 562 square feet of open space that could accommodate up to 113 occupants, per fire code. This area would be available for curated historical exhibits and Welcome Center amenities. The building is currently leased by Logan’s Landing and subleased by the Cass County Arts Alliance. The need for public restrooms in the area has been discussed for many years and several solutions have been proposed and attempted.
Funding for the project was allocated from the North Central Indiana Region READI funds for Logansport’s Downtown Urban Park project (site plan included). Questions about the project can be directed to the Logansport Mayor’s Office.
SOURCE: News release from City of Logansport Deputy Mayor Jacob Pomasl