Logansport Construction Update: Hampton Inn, Planet Fitness, Melbourne Avenue and more

Last Updated on December 6, 2020 by Cass County Online


There are several large construction projects underway in Logansport, including the redevelopment of the Logansport Mall, new construction in front of Home Depot, a multi-million dollar stormwater project in downtown Logansport and an expansion of the Cass County Jail.

Here are some updates as of Dec. 2, 2020:

Demolition of the JCPenney building at the former Logansport Mall is underway. Hampton Inn by Hilton will start taking shape on the JCPenney site next spring. In addition to the hotel, The Junction at Logansport will offer an additional 144,000 square feet of retail space. More info here.

Demolition of the building that housed JCPenney at the Logansport Mall is underway as of Dec. 2, 2020, to make room for a new Hampton Inn by Hilton at The Junction at Logansport. Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC

Build out on the Planet Fitness building at The Junction at Logansport began a few weeks ago and the company plans to host presales for the Logansport location online starting in January. Find more info here.

Here’s a view of the building at the former Logansport Mall that was home to Sears for many years. Construction is underway for a new Planet Fitness. Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC

There’s a lot of work underway in front of Home Depot in Logansport. There haven’t been any official announcements about the project that we’re aware of, but the county’s GIS system shows the land was purchased in October by Logansport Retail Management LLC for $420,000. A member of our Facebook community found some marketing materials for the space here.

Construction equipment in front of Logansport Home Depot
Work was underway on Dec. 2, 2020 at 4120 E. Market in Logansport, Indiana.
Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC

The gateway arch at Little Turtle Waterway will be coming down as work continues on LMU’s Melbourne Avenue stormwater project. It won’t be able to be reinstalled in the same place, but at this time, the new location has not been determined.
Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC
The Melbourne Avenue project involves construction of a pump station at 1st and Melbourne, and stacking two of these pipes, which are 10 feet in diameter, along the length of Melbourne Avenue from Eel River Avenue to 5th Street.
Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network

At some point, Third Street will be closed at Melbourne Avenue while work takes place on that portion of the project, but an exact timeline hasn’t been announced. Melbourne Avenue has been closed since the project began in February 2019. At that time, the project was estimated to take approximately two years.

The project is part of a federal requirement to reduce overflows of wastewater into the rivers during heavy rainfall.

These pipes will be placed under Melbourne Avenue and will store water during heavy rains, then gradually release the water back to LMU’s sewage collection system to be treated at LMU’s wastewater plant. Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network

Here are a couple photos taken today of construction on the Cass County jail expansion at 4th and High Street in Logansport. You can read more about that project here.

Cass County Jail Expansion at 4th and High St. as of Dec. 2, 2020. Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC
Cass County Jail Expansion at 4th and High St. as of Dec. 2, 2020. Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC

The Record Farm announced Dec. 2, 2020 on their Facebook page that they will be “relocating the Rochester location effective January 23, 2021… and the Logansport store shortly after.
The new combined location will be at 430 East Broadway, in Logansport.
Photo by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network / Existential Media LLC

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Compiled by Michelle Dials for Cass County Communication Network