City taking a closer look at State St. Master Plan

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A State Street Master Plan has been laid out giving a first look at the road’s potential future.

The consulting group MKSK has been working with the City of West Lafayette to get public input on what the new State Street should look like. The Redevelopment Commission is looking at ways to improve the road from Tapawingo Drive to U.S. 231.

Some of the big ideas in the plan are roundabouts at River Road and Tapawingo Drive, a bike lane running the entire street and turning Wabash Landing into a boulevard.

Development director Chandler Poole said the plan requires a lot of logistics.

“It will be looking at segments of the plan. Figuring out how do we drill down, so far as streets. We have an idea of what we want them to look like, but how do you really build that. Then how do you really fund it?” said Poole.

MKSK and the city have been taking public input for about a year.

The Redevelopment Commission also approved two TIF districts. “U.S. 231 Purdue” and “U.S. 231 North” were previously approved by APC and the West Lafayette City Council. The money from these districts will be used to fund future development.

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