Housing eyed for old Logansport power plant

Courtesy Kevin Burkhart/Pharos-Tribune

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — An old power plant along the Eel River could be turned into housing in Logansport.

The power plant was shut down in 2016 due to strict federal environmental rules. Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell calls the area "prime real estate for housing," near Riverside Park and downtown.

WTHR's newsgathering partner The Pharos-Tribune reports that Logansport Municipal Utilities is close to being able to sell the property. Officials say various styles of housing could be an option.

A housing study funded last year by the city council determined that Logansport has a need for at least 250 new housing units and up to as many as 400 in the coming years.

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