Emilie Syberg / WBAA News

West Lafayette mayoral candidate Zachary Baiel says if he’s elected, he’d like to see a greater diversity of developers spending money in the city – especially locals.

Speaking Monday night on WBAA, Baiel said he’s somewhat concerned that just a few developers have done the lion’s share of the work along West Lafayette’s State Street, and he’d like to find a way to keep the market from pricing out Greater Lafayette interests.

New hotel proposed for Tapawingo Drive

Jul 8, 2013

A developer is eyeing a vacant lot in West Lafayette for a new hotel.

The company is MHG Hotels, LLC and it wants to rezone property along Tapawingo Drive, south of State Street. According to the Area Plan Commission’s website, the request is to go from a General Business designation to a Nonresidential Planned Development.

A four-story hotel would be built at the site with 106 rooms and just as many parking spaces.

MHG President & CEO Sanjay Patel says they are interested in West Lafayette because of what he calls its tremendous growth.

Historic Centennial Neighborhood Land Use Plan

Dec 5, 2012
City of Lafayette

Lafayette’s Centennial Neighborhood has a Land Use Plan. The city council approved the document, which will be part of the county’s comprehensive plan.

The two year effort deals with future development and preservation efforts, among other things.

Ben Ross, with Ratio Architects, helped create the plan. He says one idea is a new park at Third and Brown streets along the Wabash River.

Tippecanoe Co. APC signs off on two projects

Mar 27, 2012

Area Plan Commission members voted in support of two rezoning requests for developments in Greater Lafayette.

The first will allow Alcoa to expand production on its existing property in Lafayette. The new $90 million facility will house an aluminum lithium casting production line, which will add 75 full-time jobs.

APC Assistant Director Ryan O’Gara says the project represents an important step for economic development in Lafayette.

Developer updates proposal for The Landmark in WL

Dec 29, 2011

Updated preliminary plans for a new retail-apartment complex in West Lafayette could go before the Area Plan Commission as soon as next month.

The project, known as The Landmark, is proposed for Northwestern Avenue, across from Mackey Arena and Lambert Fieldhouse.

Developer Marc Muinzer wants to build a 6 story building with nearly 38,000 square feet of retail space and 250 apartments containing 600 beds. The current proposal has 295 spaces and 14 on-street parking spots on Evergreen.