Franklin added the development could also likely serve as a buffer between businesses near the mall and the residences on High Street, which has been a concern for homeowners since development started increasing in the area.
The condominiums will attract businesses looking to establish in Logansport who would have otherwise passed up the city for its lack of housing for middle and upper management positions, Franklin said. He added he hopes it will also be a draw for professionals who work in the city traveling from more desirable homes in cities like Kokomo, Lafayette, Monticello and Rochester.
The planning charrette is scheduled for April 3 through 5 in the Community Room at CLEDO, 310 S. Pearl St. More details will be released as the dates get closer.
“We want to make sure that appropriate changes will happen in that area, so we’re inviting stakeholders to participate in identifying how they would like to to see that area developed,” said Logansport-Cass County Planning Director Arin Shaver.
Franklin shared a similar sentiment.
“This is important for the economic future of the mall area and we think that it’s critical that we get input from the residents and business owners surrounding the mall,” he said. “We need to keep in mind that any economic changes that are proposed for this area should not negatively affect existing neighborhoods, businesses and homeowners.”
Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the charrette planning process. Those interested should call Teresa Zimmerman, administrative assistant at CLEDO, at 574-722-5988 to RSVP.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him: @PharosMAK