Suggestions sought for Lafayette's Centennial Townhomes

Apr 16, 2012

A future housing development in downtown Lafayette is seeking proposals.

Centennial Townhomes will be built on the former Midwest Rentals property at North 5th Street between Brown and Cincinnati streets. The project’s partners have launched a website with a survey for future owners and architects to submit their ideas.

Margy Deverall is a planner with the city’s Economic Development Department. She says the large commercial parcel in the middle of that unique neighborhood was really out-of-place.

"So, for it to go back to a residential use, and one that mimics the old apartment buildings that are down there, is just reestablishing that historic fabric."

Deverall says they want to know what future residents are looking for in a townhome, and want firms to propose designs that fit the area.

"There are some concept drawings on the website that show what these townhomes might look like, what the Historic Centennial Neighborhood would like to see take the place of the old Midwest Rentals site, but that may change depending on what the market is interested in."

You can find a link to the Centennial Townhomes website and survey HERE.