Developers plan 5-story lofts next to Imagination Station
Project would put 56 apartments, condos along Fourth Street, north of downtown. Plus, animal sanctuary owners try to bring facility into compliance near West Lafayette, over objections of neighbors
Thanks today for sponsorship from Purdue’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, presenting a free showing of “The Price of Progress: The Indiana Avenue Story” on Nov. 14 at Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. The two-act play highlights the heritage of a downtown Indianapolis community called “The Harlem of the Midwest” for its thriving culture of Black-owned businesses, performing arts, educational influences and a jazz legacy — from bebop to hip-hop — that attracted the most renowned musicians of the 20th century. Get more details and free tickets here.
Thanks, also, to Purdue Musical Organizations and the Purdue Christmas Show. This December, gather the whole family and celebrate 90 years of the Purdue Christmas Show. For nearly a century, this beloved holiday tradition has captivated audiences with its dazzling performances and heartwarming messages of love, hope and unity. Watch the stage come alive in the historic Elliott Hall of Music as PMO’s incredible student talent perform beautiful secular and sacred music alongside a live orchestra. December 1-3. BUY TICKETS HERE.
A few takeaways/a few projects worth knowing about at last week’s Area Plan Commission meeting …
IMAGINATION LOFTS, NEXT TO IMAGINATION STATION: An empty, former gas company site north of Imagination Station, combined with lots near Fourth and Wall streets, are pegged for a two-site planned development centered by a five-story building with 56 apartments and 1,200-square-feet of ground floor commercial space just north of downtown Lafayette. The project, called Imagination Lofts, also would include six townhouse-style condominiums at the corner of Fourth and Wall streets.