Area Plan Commission signs off on 10-story apartment complex


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A high-rise apartment complex for West Lafayette’s downtown got approval from the Area Plan Commission.

The Hub will be built at Wood and Pierce streets. The plans call for 10 stories, 600 beds and three levels of parking.

Area planners said the area is the densest part of the city. They feel this project caters to that.

“Right now, the market very much favors more density in this area,” said Ryan O’Gara, Area Plan Commission assistant director. “It’s very low vacancies in this area. Purdue’s population has been increasing, so all of these factors are coming together to bring a project like this. So, that’s why we certainly recommended approval.”

That proposal now heads to the West Lafayette City Council.

After hearing opposition from several residents, the APC denied a proposal for more residential density north of the Menards and Meijer on U.S. 52. Planners had drainage concerns for the area. It will still head to county commissioners next.

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