Levee area, Chauncey Hill Mall redevelopment plans start to emerge in West Lafayette
As West Lafayette, Purdue scramble on housing crunch, plan surfaces for major project near State St./River Road. New owners hint at something coming for Chauncey Hill Mall. Plus, a hotel in Levee area
Thanks to the Builders Association of Greater Lafayette for sponsoring today’s edition. The Builders Association of Greater Lafayette will host its annual Home Building & Remodeling Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Admission: $5.
Some potential blockbuster development news is starting to emerge in West Lafayette’s downtown and Levee area.
New ownership for Chauncey Hill Mall at the top of State Street hill, where two other large-scale redevelopment plans have faltered in the past six years on the prime piece of ground so close to Purdue’s campus.
A major – and long-rumored – redevelopment plan for the northeast corner of the State Street and River Road intersection, which would mean relocation plans for some local favorites and would mark the beginning of a grid street plan called for in the Levee area in West Lafayette’s three-year-old downtown plan.
And a proposed hotel on Brown Street, near Levee Plaza.
“A lot happening, that’s for sure,” Ryan O’Gara, assistant director of the Area Plan Commission, said. “Big, big stuff.”
Here’s a look at just how big, starting with …