Local leaders exploring future residential development for Logansport

Last Updated on October 5, 2021 by Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce

The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce has identified housing as a focus area of importance to its members and to the community and has been actively working with other community stakeholders to increase the availability of quality housing in Logansport and Cass County and to help share information about why this is a priority for the community.

“Having an adequate housing supply is crucial to growing and maintaining a community’s population,” says Bill Cuppy, president of the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce and the Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization (CLEDO). “The community has a need at all price levels for both new construction and renovation of existing housing stock.”

A special meeting of the Logansport Redevelopment Commission was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5 at noon for discussion regarding possible land acquisition for future residential housing.

“The Redevelopment Commission’s goal is to do things that would positively impact the City of Logansport,” says Logansport Redevelopment Commission president Mike McCord.

McCord says the special meeting was called because of an opportunity that required quick attention.The Logansport Redevelopment Commission typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“I believe this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Logansport,” says Mayor Chris Martin.

An analysis of the city’s residential market potential completed in September 2018 recommended up to 400
new housing units over a five year period. The August 2021 local market update for Cass County provided by
the Indiana Association of Realtors shows 263 closed sales for the year to date, up 6.5% from August 2020. Year-to-date, the median sales price through August 2021 is $123,000, up from $88,750 in August 2020.

Some of the stakeholders working together to move housing initiatives forward in the community in 2021 include the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, CLEDO, the Mayor Martin Administration, Logansport City Council, Logansport Redevelopment Commission, Logansport Municipal Utilities, the Logansport/Cass County Planning Department and Logan’s Landing.

In addition to discussing the potential for additional land acquisition, the City of Logansport is currently working to prepare the Lexington Village area on High Street and Yorktown Road for the development of 52 market rate single-family homes. The City of Logansport is also interested in attracting more market rate rental housing downtown and infill on other properties, and is exploring innovative partnerships for rehab of existing homes.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce