Preservation tax incentives, Memorial Center master plan presented Monday, June 26, 2017

Last Updated on June 25, 2017 by cassnetwork

Logansport and Cass County residents are invited to a free informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 26 at McHale Performing Arts Center.

The event, “Past, Present and Future Historic Preservation in Logansport,” is sponsored by the city.

The panelists for the event are Todd Zeiger of Indiana Landmarks, Jonathan Young of Browning Day Mullins and Deardorff, Indianapolis, and Jennifer Vandeburg of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Zeiger will present information on the federal tax incentive program for residential properties. Young will present information about the master plan for the Logansport/Cass County Memorial Center renovation. Vandeburg will provide information on a state program established last year for income-producing business and residential properties.

Mayor Dave Kitchell said the meeting will not only provide information to the public, but allow local citizens to ask questions about how they can take advantage of available state and federal programs. The mayor said the meeting also is a chance for those with questions about the Memorial Center to find answers from an architectural firm that specializes in historic buildings.

“For several reasons, Logansport and Cass County have a vested interest in pursuing historic preservation for many of our properties,” Kitchell said. “If this is done the right way, we can not only add value to our tax base by leveraging public and private funds, but make our community more attractive.”

The event is expected to be broadcast on local cable access channel 18.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell