Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On AirBnB And Where City Hall Might Go

Feb 3, 2017

The mayor says he doesn't think his city council will continue to subsidize the Hoosier State line indefinitely.
Credit City of West Lafayette

After years of literally molding over, West Lafayette’s city hall has been demolished. But what will replace it is still unclear – as is where that replacement might stand.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we get John Dennis’ feelings on whether there’s anywhere but the new State Street corridor that makes sense for the new city hall to go – even if that means waiting for the construction to be complete late next year or early in 2019.

Also on this week’s show, a listener questions whether putting an 18-story highrise right at the apex of Chauncey Hill is a smart statement for the city to make.

And speaking of housing, the city has gotten itself into a debate over the future of rentals on such sites as Airbnb. But if those person-to-person deals are subject to government oversight, aren’t there many more such businesses that also need additional scrutiny?