Friends of Downtown

Chris Morisse Vizza

Amid the dust and slow moving construction equipment, downtown Lafayette visitors will see bright orange and blue signs emblazoned with the message “Open For Business.”

It's the heart of a city-led marketing campaign to keep customers and merchants informed -- and concerns to a minimum -- as crews widen sidewalks and install decorative lighting, planters and other amenities on sections of Main Street.

Parking fines set to increase in Lafayette

Sep 16, 2013
Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

The City of Lafayette is considering a hike in parking fines. The Parking Commission approved the move Monday.

Officials say it’s been roughly 15 years since the last increase in parking fines. Compared to West Lafayette, Bloomington and Muncie, the city currently has lower penalties.

Lafayette group wants new lights on the courthouse

Sep 25, 2012

The Friends of Downtown are trying to get new holiday lights for the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.

The group wants to replace the current lights with more efficient LED ones, and add eight more strands.

Friends Treasurer Steve Bultinck says they want to make the courthouse look less like a lampshade and more like a Christmas tree.

"We want to extends the lights from where they hook-up at the top, all the way down to the roofline."