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WL Board of Works postpones sale of vacant lot

West Lafayette officials have postponed the sale of a vacant lot on Salisbury Street, just south of Sycamore Lane.

Metronet bid a little more than $27,000 for the property.

The lot would be used to build a structure to house the equipment and servers for a proposed fiber-optic network.

Metronet says offering high-speed television, internet, and telephone services will make West Lafayette more attractive to businesses and people looking to move to the area.

But some neighbors oppose the sale of the vacant lot, citing concerns about the loss of green space and a potential negative effect on residential property values.

Metronet officials say the hut will be an unstaffed building with no outside storage and will blend in with the surrounding neighborhood.

The city’s Board of Works will discuss the issue again at its February 26th meeting.