Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Saving Midtown: Tipton School Site and saving it from out of town developers
Naturally even in a small town there are forces determined to change things and not always for the better.
Such is the case in Midtown in Logansport, as Crestline Property Management out of Indianapolis, is seeking a PUD (Planned Unit Development) in our neighborhood at the old Tipton School Site. The site represents an entire city block that once housed this grand school. Later on they built an elementary school on part of the site and it too was town down. The site now runs from 15th to 16th.
Similarly this will negatively impact the homes on Wright street.
The smallest house is on the NE corner of Wright and 15th is a 600 sq ft one story shotgun cottage circa 1865 (restorable).
This is the point. A large scale 69,000 sq. ft. 40 ft tall, 42 unit apartment building (low income), with only 43 spaces will overwhelm the neighborhood, create traffic and safely concerns and negatively impact the quality of life in Midtown which is why we must oppose bad development.
This project will require state tax credits to move forward and it will be up to the community to let officials know that large scale sprawl is not needed in our community. We can not have historic single family neighborhoods in small towns over run with large scale buildings and traffic.