Two state legislators, including District 1 Representative Joel Kitchens, are asking the Department of Natural Resources to consider preserving the Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower. In a letter to DNR Secretary Preston Cole, Rep. Kitchens and Sen. Robert Cowles of District 2 conclude that "repairing the tower in situ is the most prudent course of action. Rep. Kitchens says compliance with the American Disabilities Act would make the project impossible to fund. He says he believes most people would be understanding of not having it handicap-accessible if it meant saving the structure.
The Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower was built in 1932 and was declared beyond repair in February by the DNR and was to be deconstructed. ADA laws require handicap compliance if more than 50 percent of the structure is replaced. You can read the entire letter sent by Rep. Kitchens and Sen. Cowles with the link below.