Centennial town homes project approved

Construction has started on new town houses for the Centennial Neighborhood project in Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI Photo)
Construction has started on new town houses for the Centennial Neighborhood project in Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A plan to bring 14 new homes into the Centennial Neighborhood was approved by the Lafayette Redevelopment Commission Thursday.

The project calls for 14 two-story town homes with two-car garages to go up on Fifth Street between Brown and Cincinnati.

The land was once occupied by the old Midwest Rentals building, which was demolished last May. Michael Hunt is one of 10 people, who helped purchase and sell the land in order to bring in more residents. Hunt said it’s taken decades to turn the land

“It’s not the end-all because the project’s not built, but this is hopefully the beginning of the last phase of a decades-long to improve the neighborhood,” said Hunt.

The contractor has until 2019 to construct the town homes. As part of the agreement, the homes must be owner-occupied.

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